Chromium, Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201808-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Chromium and Google Chrome, the worst of which allows remote attackers to escalate privileges.

Affected Packages

www-client/chromium on all architectures
Affected versions < 68.0.3440.75
Unaffected versions >= 68.0.3440.75
www-client/google-chrome on all architectures
Affected versions < 68.0.3440.75
Unaffected versions >= 68.0.3440.75

Background

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

Google Chrome is one fast, simple, and secure browser for all your devices.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chromium and Google Chrome. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers and Google Chrome Releases for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could escalate privileges, cause a heap buffer overflow, obtain sensitive information or spoof a URL.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=www-client/chromium-68.0.3440.75"
 

All Google Chrome users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=www-client/google-chrome-68.0.3440.75"
 

References

Release Date
August 22, 2018

Latest Revision
August 22, 2018: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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