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Fourteen important vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chromium, including multiple use-after-free and type confusion bugs. With a low attack complexity and a high confidentiality, integrity and availability impact, these issues have received a National Vulnerability Database severity rating of “High”.

These vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted PDF file or a crafted HTML page.

An update for Chromium that fixes these severe vulnerabilities has been released. We strongly recommend that all impacted users apply the Chromium updates issued by their distro(s) now to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their systems. 

To stay on top of important updates released by the open-source programs and applications you use, be sure to register as a LinuxSecurity user, then subscribe to our Linux Advisory Watch newsletter and customize your advisories for the distro(s) you use. This will enable you to stay up-to-date on the latest, most significant issues impacting the security of your systems.

Follow @LS_Advisories on Twitter for real-time updates on advisories for your distro(s).