RHEL 6 : chromium-browser (RHSA-2016:0359)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 89720
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated chromium-browser packages that fix multiple security issues 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, execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when visited by the victim. (CVE-2016-1630, CVE-2016-1631, CVE-2016-1632, CVE-2016-1633, CVE-2016-1634, CVE-2016-1635, CVE-2016-1636, CVE-2016-1637, CVE-2016-1638, CVE-2016-1639, CVE-2016-1640, CVE-2016-1641, CVE-2016-1642)

All Chromium users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Chromium version 49.0.2623.75, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Chromium must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c095da5b

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:0359

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1636

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1637

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1634

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1635

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1632

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1633

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1630

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1631

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1638

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1639

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1642

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1641

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1640

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89720

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-0359.nasl

Version: 2.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2016

Updated: 5/29/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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:6.7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/7/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1630, CVE-2016-1631, CVE-2016-1632, CVE-2016-1633, CVE-2016-1634, CVE-2016-1635, CVE-2016-1636, CVE-2016-1637, CVE-2016-1638, CVE-2016-1639, CVE-2016-1640, CVE-2016-1641, CVE-2016-1642

RHSA: 2016:0359