Debian Security Advisory DSA 2905-1 (chromium-browser - security update)

Published: 2014-04-14 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Affected Versions:
chromium-browser on Debian Linux

Technical Details:
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 34.0.1847.116-1~deb7u1. For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems will be fixed soon. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 34.0.1847.116-1. We recommend that you upgrade your chromium-browser Linux Distribution Packages.

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the chromium web browser. CVE-2014-1716 A cross-site scripting issue was discovered in the v8 javascript library. CVE-2014-1717 An out-of-bounds read issue was discovered in the v8 javascript library. CVE-2014-1718 Aaron Staple discovered an integer overflow issue in chromium's software compositor. CVE-2014-1719 Colin Payne discovered a use-after-free issue in the web workers implementation. CVE-2014-1720 cloudfuzzer discovered a use-after-free issue in the Blink/Webkit document object model implementation. CVE-2014-1721 Christian Holler discovered a memory corruption issue in the v8 javascript library. CVE-2014-1722 miaubiz discovered a use-after-free issue in block rendering. CVE-2014-1723 George McBay discovered a url spoofing issue. CVE-2014-1724 Atte Kettunen discovered a use-after-free issue in freebsoft's libspeechd library. Because of this issue, the text-to-speech feature is now disabled by default ('--enable-speech-dispatcher' at the command-line can re-enable it). CVE-2014-1725 An out-of-bounds read was discovered in the base64 implementation. CVE-2014-1726 Jann Horn discovered a way to bypass the same origin policy. CVE-2014-1727 Khalil Zhani discovered a use-after-free issue in the web color chooser implementation. CVE-2014-1728 The Google Chrome development team discovered and fixed multiple issues with potential security impact. CVE-2014-1729 The Google Chrome development team discovered and fixed multiple issues in version of the v8 javascript library.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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