Debian DSA-2307-1 : chromium-browser - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 56145


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-2011-2818 Use-after-free vulnerability in Google Chrome allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors related to display box rendering.

- CVE-2011-2800 Google Chrome allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information about client-side redirect targets via a crafted website.

- CVE-2011-2359 Google Chrome does not properly track line boxes during rendering, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors that lead to a 'stale pointer'.

Several unauthorised SSL certificates have been found in the wild issued for the DigiNotar Certificate Authority, obtained through a security compromise with said company. This update blacklists SSL certificates issued by DigiNotar-controlled intermediate CAs used by the Dutch PKIoverheid program.


Upgrade the chromium-browser packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 6.0.472.63~r59945-5+squeeze6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56145

File Name: debian_DSA-2307.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/12/2011

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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: 9/11/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2359, CVE-2011-2800, CVE-2011-2818

BID: 48960

DSA: 2307