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    ArchLinux: 202011-9: chromium: arbitrary code execution

    Date 10 Nov 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package chromium before version 86.0.4240.193-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202011-9
    =========================================
    
    Severity: High
    Date    : 2020-11-10
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2020-16016
    Package : chromium
    Type    : arbitrary code execution
    Remote  : Yes
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1267
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package chromium before version 86.0.4240.193-1 is vulnerable to
    arbitrary code execution.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 86.0.4240.193-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "chromium>=86.0.4240.193-1"
    
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 86.0.4240.193.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    An inappropriate implementation issue has been found in chromium before
    86.0.4240.193.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker might be able to execute arbitrary code on the
    affected host.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/11/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_9.html
    https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1146679
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2020-16016
    
    

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