DSA-5668-1: chromium Security Advisory Updates

The latest security advisory for Chromium, tagged as DSA-5668-1, brings to light several critical vulnerabilities that were recently patched to avoid the risk of arbitrary code execution, denial of service, and information disclosure. Users and administrators are urged to update their systems to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

Details of the Vulnerabilities

The vulnerabilities addressed in this update are as follows:

  • CVE-2024-3834: A high severity issue was identified in the 'Downloads' feature of Google Chrome versions prior to 124.0.6367.60. This use-after-free vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to exploit heap corruption via a specifically crafted HTML page.
  • CVE-2024-3837: Another use-after-free vulnerability was found in QUIC's handling in Google Chrome. This medium severity issue affects versions prior to 124.0.6367.60 and could allow a compromised renderer process to exploit heap corruption through a malicious HTML page.
  • CVE-2024-3838: Inappropriately implemented Autofill in versions of Google Chrome prior to 124.0.6367.60 could allow an attacker, via a malicious app, to conduct UI spoofing. This medium severity risk necessitates cautious verification of apps before installation.
  • CVE-2024-3839: Classified as medium severity, this vulnerability involves an out-of-bounds read in Fonts. This issue in Google Chrome prior to 124.0.6367.60 could allow a remote attacker to extract potentially sensitive information from process memory through a specially crafted HTML page.

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