Debian DSA-2192-1 : chromium-browser - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 52674


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the Chromium browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2011-0779 Google Chrome before 9.0.597.84 does not properly handle a missing key in an extension, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted extension.

- CVE-2011-1290 Integer overflow in WebKit allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, as demonstrated by Vincenzo Iozzo, Willem Pinckaers, and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2011.


Upgrade the chromium-browser packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.472.63~r59945-5+squeeze4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 52674

File Name: debian_DSA-2192.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/16/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:chromium-browser, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/15/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0779, CVE-2011-1290

BID: 46144, 46849

DSA: 2192