Fedora 31 : chromium (2020-8aca25b5c8)

high Nessus Plugin ID 142542

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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Update to Chromium 86. A few big things here :

1. Upstream has made hardware accelerated video support (VAAPI) for Linux possible without patches. One key difference is that the patchset used previously in Fedora enabled it by default and upstream's approach disables it by default. To enable Hardware accelerated video in chromium, open this link in chromium :

chrome://flags/#enable-accelerated-video-decode

Be sure it is turned on. Note that not all GPUs are supported.

2. All the security fixes you expect with a major release:
CVE-2020-15967 CVE-2020-15968 CVE-2020-15969 CVE-2020-15970 CVE-2020-15971 CVE-2020-15972 CVE-2020-15990 CVE-2020-15991 CVE-2020-15973 CVE-2020-15974 CVE-2020-15975 CVE-2020-15976 CVE-2020-6557 CVE-2020-15977 CVE-2020-15978 CVE-2020-15979 CVE-2020-15980 CVE-2020-15981 CVE-2020-15982 CVE-2020-15983 CVE-2020-15984 CVE-2020-15985 CVE-2020-15986 CVE-2020-15987 CVE-2020-15992 CVE-2020-15988 CVE-2020-15989 CVE-2020-16000 CVE-2020-16001 CVE-2020-16002 CVE-2020-16003

3. Without bats acting as pollinators, agave and cacao plants would struggle. That means that bats are responsible for tequila and chocolate.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected chromium package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2020-8aca25b5c8

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142542

File Name: fedora_2020-8aca25b5c8.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/6/2020

Updated: 11/12/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-16003

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:chromium, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:31

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-15967, CVE-2020-15968, CVE-2020-15969, CVE-2020-15970, CVE-2020-15971, CVE-2020-15972, CVE-2020-15973, CVE-2020-15974, CVE-2020-15975, CVE-2020-15976, CVE-2020-15977, CVE-2020-15978, CVE-2020-15979, CVE-2020-15980, CVE-2020-15981, CVE-2020-15982, CVE-2020-15983, CVE-2020-15984, CVE-2020-15985, CVE-2020-15986, CVE-2020-15987, CVE-2020-15988, CVE-2020-15989, CVE-2020-15990, CVE-2020-15991, CVE-2020-15992, CVE-2020-16000, CVE-2020-16001, CVE-2020-16002, CVE-2020-16003, CVE-2020-6557