ArchLinux: 201911-1: chromium: arbitrary code execution

    Date01 Nov 2019
    CategoryArchLinux
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package chromium before version 78.0.3904.87-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201911-1
    =========================================
    
    Severity: Critical
    Date    : 2019-11-01
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2019-13720 CVE-2019-13721
    Package : chromium
    Type    : arbitrary code execution
    Remote  : Yes
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1058
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package chromium before version 78.0.3904.87-1 is vulnerable to
    arbitrary code execution.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 78.0.3904.87-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "chromium>=78.0.3904.87-1"
    
    The problems have been fixed upstream in version 78.0.3904.87.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    - CVE-2019-13720 (arbitrary code execution)
    
    A use-after-free vulnerability has been found in the audio component of
    the chromium browser before 78.0.3904.87. Google is aware of reports
    that an exploit for this vulnerability exists in the wild.
    
    - CVE-2019-13721 (arbitrary code execution)
    
    A use-after-free vulnerability has been found in the PDFium component
    of the chromium browser before 78.0.3904.87.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the affected host.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2019/10/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_31.html
    https://crbug.com/1019226
    https://crbug.com/1013868
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-13720
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-13721
    
    
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