Debian DSA-3531-1 : chromium-browser - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 90206
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the chromium web browser.

- CVE-2016-1646 Wen Xu discovered an out-of-bounds read issue in the v8 library.

- CVE-2016-1647 A use-after-free issue was discovered.

- CVE-2016-1648 A use-after-free issue was discovered in the handling of extensions.

- CVE-2016-1649 lokihardt discovered a buffer overflow issue in the Almost Native Graphics Layer Engine (ANGLE) library.

- CVE-2016-1650 The chrome development team found and fixed various issues during internal auditing. Also multiple issues were fixed in the v8 JavaScript library, version 4.9.385.33.


Upgrade the chromium-browser packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 49.0.2623.108-1~deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90206

File Name: debian_DSA-3531.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/28/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:chromium-browser, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/25/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1646, CVE-2016-1647, CVE-2016-1648, CVE-2016-1649, CVE-2016-1650

DSA: 3531