Debian DSA-3564-1 : chromium-browser - security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90840


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the chromium web browser.

- CVE-2016-1660 Atte Kettunen discovered an out-of-bounds write issue.

- CVE-2016-1661 Wadih Matar discovered a memory corruption issue.

- CVE-2016-1662 Rob Wu discovered a use-after-free issue related to extensions.

- CVE-2016-1663 A use-after-free issue was discovered in Blink's bindings to V8.

- CVE-2016-1664 Wadih Matar discovered a way to spoof URLs.

- CVE-2016-1665 gksgudtjr456 discovered an information leak in the v8 JavaScript library.

- CVE-2016-1666 The chrome development team found and fixed various issues during internal auditing.


Upgrade the chromium-browser packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 50.0.2661.94-1~deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90840

File Name: debian_DSA-3564.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/03

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1660, CVE-2016-1661, CVE-2016-1662, CVE-2016-1663, CVE-2016-1664, CVE-2016-1665, CVE-2016-1666

DSA: 3564