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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Critical: chromium-browser security update
7 May 2018
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-2018-6118
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running chromium-browser check for an updated version of the
software for their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Critical: chromium-browser security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2018:1321-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1321
Issue date: 2018-05-03
CVE Names: CVE-2018-6118
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 Critical. 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 66.0.3359.139.
* chromium-browser: Use after free in Media Cache (CVE-2018-6118)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in
the References section.
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/):
1573856 - CVE-2018-6118 chromium-browser: Use after free in Media Cache
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):
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2018 Red Hat, Inc.
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