RHEL 6 : chromium-browser (RHSA-2016:0286)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 88890


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


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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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).

Two flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash, execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when visited by the victim. (CVE-2016-1629)

All Chromium users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Chromium version 48.0.2564.116, 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: Critical

ID: 88890

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-0286.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/23

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

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:6.7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1629

OSVDB: 134721

RHSA: 2016:0286