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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-5120: Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-5120: Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
10/27/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
04/05/2018

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)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-www-client-chromium

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