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

High Nessus Plugin ID 83173


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83173

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-0921.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/01

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:chromium-browser, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:chromium-browser-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1243, CVE-2015-1250

BID: 74389

OSVDB: 119586, 120554, 121393, 121394, 121395

RHSA: 2015:0921