Debian DSA-3667-1 : chromium-browser - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93546


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the chromium web browser.

- CVE-2016-5170 A use-after-free issue was discovered in Blink/Webkit.

- CVE-2016-5171 Another use-after-free issue was discovered in Blink/Webkit.

- CVE-2016-5172 Choongwoo Han discovered an information leak in the v8 JavaScript library.

- CVE-2016-5173 A resource bypass issue was discovered in extensions.

- CVE-2016-5174 Andrey Kovalev discoved a way to bypass the popup blocker.

- CVE-2016-5175 The chrome development team found and fixed various issues during internal auditing.

- CVE-2016-7395 An uninitialized memory read issue was discovered in the skia library.


Upgrade the chromium-browser packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 53.0.2785.113-1~deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93546

File Name: debian_DSA-3667.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/16

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5170, CVE-2016-5171, CVE-2016-5172, CVE-2016-5173, CVE-2016-5174, CVE-2016-5175, CVE-2016-7395

DSA: 3667