Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3456-1 chromium-browser -- security update

Date Reported:
27 Jan 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-6792, CVE-2016-1612, CVE-2016-1613, CVE-2016-1614, CVE-2016-1615, CVE-2016-1616, CVE-2016-1617, CVE-2016-1618, CVE-2016-1619, CVE-2016-1620.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the chromium web browser.

  • CVE-2015-6792

    An issue was found in the handling of MIDI files.

  • CVE-2016-1612

    cloudfuzzer discovered a logic error related to receiver compatibility in the v8 javascript library.

  • CVE-2016-1613

    A use-after-free issue was discovered in the pdfium library.

  • CVE-2016-1614

    Christoph Diehl discovered an information leak in Webkit/Blink.

  • CVE-2016-1615

    Ron Masas discovered a way to spoof URLs.

  • CVE-2016-1616

    Luan Herrera discovered a way to spoof URLs.

  • CVE-2016-1617

    jenuis discovered a way to discover whether an HSTS web site had been visited.

  • CVE-2016-1618

    Aaron Toponce discovered the use of weak random number generator.

  • CVE-2016-1619

    Keve Nagy discovered an out-of-bounds-read issue in the pdfium library.

  • CVE-2016-1620

    The chrome 48 development team found and fixed various issues during internal auditing. Also multiple issues were fixed in the v8 javascript library, version

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 48.0.2564.82-1~deb8u1.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 48.0.2564.82-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your chromium-browser packages.