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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: chromium-browser security update
21 June 2016
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
Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1704
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: chromium-browser security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2016:1262-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1262
Issue date: 2016-06-20
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1704
An update for chromium-browser is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6 Supplementary.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) 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).
This update upgrades Chromium to version 51.0.2704.103.
* Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash,
execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when visited by
the victim. (CVE-2016-1704)
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:
After installing the update, Chromium must be restarted for the changes to
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1347675 - CVE-2016-1704 chromium-browser: various fixes from internal audits
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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The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2016 Red Hat, Inc.
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