Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3315-1 chromium-browser -- security update

Date Reported:
23 Jul 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-1266, CVE-2015-1267, CVE-2015-1268, CVE-2015-1269, CVE-2015-1270, CVE-2015-1271, CVE-2015-1272, CVE-2015-1273, CVE-2015-1274, CVE-2015-1276, CVE-2015-1277, CVE-2015-1278, CVE-2015-1279, CVE-2015-1280, CVE-2015-1281, CVE-2015-1282, CVE-2015-1283, CVE-2015-1284, CVE-2015-1285, CVE-2015-1286, CVE-2015-1287, CVE-2015-1288, CVE-2015-1289.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the chromium web browser.

  • CVE-2015-1266

    Intended access restrictions could be bypassed for certain URLs like chrome://gpu.

  • CVE-2015-1267

    A way to bypass the Same Origin Policy was discovered.

  • CVE-2015-1268

    Mariusz Mlynski also discovered a way to bypass the Same Origin Policy.

  • CVE-2015-1269

    Mike Rudy discovered that hostnames were not properly compared in the HTTP Strict Transport Policy and HTTP Public Key Pinning features, which could allow those access restrictions to be bypassed.

  • CVE-2015-1270

    Atte Kettunen discovered an uninitialized memory read in the ICU library.

  • CVE-2015-1271

    cloudfuzzer discovered a buffer overflow in the pdfium library.

  • CVE-2015-1272

    Chamal de Silva discovered race conditions in the GPU process implementation.

  • CVE-2015-1273

    makosoft discovered a buffer overflow in openjpeg, which is used by the pdfium library embedded in chromium.

  • CVE-2015-1274

    andrewm.bpi discovered that the auto-open list allowed certain file types to be executed immediately after download.

  • CVE-2015-1276

    Colin Payne discovered a use-after-free issue in the IndexedDB implementation.

  • CVE-2015-1277

    SkyLined discovered a use-after-free issue in chromium's accessibility implementation.

  • CVE-2015-1278

    Chamal de Silva discovered a way to use PDF documents to spoof a URL.

  • CVE-2015-1279

    mlafon discovered a buffer overflow in the pdfium library.

  • CVE-2015-1280

    cloudfuzzer discovered a memory corruption issue in the SKIA library.

  • CVE-2015-1281

    Masato Knugawa discovered a way to bypass the Content Security Policy.

  • CVE-2015-1282

    Chamal de Silva discovered multiple use-after-free issues in the pdfium library.

  • CVE-2015-1283

    Huzaifa Sidhpurwala discovered a buffer overflow in the expat library.

  • CVE-2015-1284

    Atte Kettunen discovered that the maximum number of page frames was not correctly checked.

  • CVE-2015-1285

    gazheyes discovered an information leak in the XSS auditor, which normally helps to prevent certain classes of cross-site scripting problems.

  • CVE-2015-1286

    A cross-site scripting issue was discovered in the interface to the v8 javascript library.

  • CVE-2015-1287

    filedescriptor discovered a way to bypass the Same Origin Policy.

  • CVE-2015-1288

    Mike Ruddy discovered that the spellchecking dictionaries could still be downloaded over plain HTTP (related to CVE-2015-1263).

  • CVE-2015-1289

    The chrome 44 development team found and fixed various issues during internal auditing.

In addition to the above issues, Google disabled the hotword extension by default in this version, which if enabled downloads files without the user's intervention.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 44.0.2403.89-1~deb8u1.

For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 44.0.2403.89-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your chromium-browser packages.