RHEL 6 : chromium-browser (RHSA-2015:0921)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated chromium-browser packages that fix multiple security issues
and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Supplementary.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Chromium is an open source web browser, powered by WebKit (Blink).

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Chromium. (CVE-2015-1243, CVE-2015-1250)

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Prior to this update, Chromium did not accept GNOME's system proxy
settings due to having GConf support disabled. This issue has been
resolved in this update. (BZ#1217065)

All Chromium users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain Chromium version 42.0.2311.135, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Chromium must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-1243.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-1250.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?10b5a90e
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0921.html

Solution :

Update the affected chromium-browser and / or
chromium-browser-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83173 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74389

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1243
CVE-2015-1250

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