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CentOS Linux: CVE-2017-5120: Important: chromium-browser security update (CESA-2017:2676)

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CentOS Linux: CVE-2017-5120: Important: chromium-browser security update (CESA-2017:2676)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
10/27/2017
Created
08/29/2019
Added
08/28/2019
Modified
05/25/2023

Description

Inappropriate use of www mismatch redirects in browser navigation in Google Chrome prior to 61.0.3163.79 for Mac, Windows, and Linux, and 61.0.3163.81 for Android, allowed a remote attacker to potentially downgrade HTTPS requests to HTTP via a crafted HTML page. In other words, Chrome could transmit cleartext even though the user had entered an https URL, because of a misdesigned workaround for cases where the domain name in a URL almost matches the domain name in an X.509 server certificate (but differs in the initial "www." substring).

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-chromium-browser
  • centos-upgrade-chromium-browser-debuginfo

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