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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: chromium-browser security and bug fix update
1 May 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS/Desktop 6
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1250 CVE-2015-1243
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: chromium-browser security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:0921-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0921.html
Issue date: 2015-04-30
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1243 CVE-2015-1250
Updated chromium-browser packages that fix multiple security issues and one
bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Chromium is an open-source web browser, powered by WebKit (Blink).
Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Chromium. (CVE-2015-1243, CVE-2015-1250)
This update also fixes the following bug:
* Prior to this update, Chromium did not accept GNOME's system proxy
settings due to having GConf support disabled. This issue has been resolved
in this update. (BZ#1217065)
All Chromium users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
Chromium version 42.0.2311.135, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Chromium must be restarted for the changes to take
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1216920 - CVE-2015-1243 chromium-browser: use-after-free in DOM
1216921 - CVE-2015-1250 chromium-browser: various unspecified flaws
1217065 - Chromium-browser not accepting gnome system proxy settings in RHEL6.
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6):
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Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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