Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3531-1 chromium-browser -- security update

Date Reported:
25 Mar 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1646, CVE-2016-1647, CVE-2016-1648, CVE-2016-1649, CVE-2016-1650.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the chromium web browser.

  • CVE-2016-1646

    Wen Xu discovered an out-of-bounds read issue in the v8 library.

  • CVE-2016-1647

    A use-after-free issue was discovered.

  • CVE-2016-1648

    A use-after-free issue was discovered in the handling of extensions.

  • CVE-2016-1649

    lokihardt discovered a buffer overflow issue in the Almost Native Graphics Layer Engine (ANGLE) library.

  • CVE-2016-1650

    The chrome development team found and fixed various issues during internal auditing. Also multiple issues were fixed in the v8 javascript library, version 4.9.385.33.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 49.0.2623.108-1~deb8u1.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 49.0.2623.108-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your chromium-browser packages.