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Chromium 59 – a security update

chromium_iconGoogle released chrome/chromium 59.0.3071.86 earlier this week. This was accompanied by a rather big list of security updates.
Taken from the Red Hat Security Advisory: “Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Chromium to crash, execute arbitrary code, or disclose sensitive information when visited by the victim. (CVE-2017-5070, CVE-2017-5071, CVE-2017-5072, CVE-2017-5073, CVE-2017-5074, CVE-2017-5075, CVE-2017-5076, CVE-2017-5077, CVE-2017-5078, CVE-2017-5079, CVE-2017-5080, CVE-2017-5081, CVE-2017-5086, CVE-2017-5082, CVE-2017-5083, CVE-2017-5085)

Otherwise, Chromium did not receive new functionality that immediately jumps out at me, except that the Chrome Settings page has changed its look and feel to Google’s “Material Design“.

Remember when you want to compile Chromium yourself, you will need ninja and nodejs (fortunately ninja and nodejs are only needed for the compilation, not for actually running the browser).

The packages for chromium, and the chromium widevine CDM plugin, are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current in my repository or one of its mirrors:

Have fun! Eric


  1. Eduardo

    Thank you Eric! Works very well so far.

  2. Aleksandar

    Thanks Eric!

    But, am I the onlyone who has performance issues with this version(32bit)? Latency is very high, which is esspecially annoying when typing (I type 3-4 characters before display is refreshed). CPU usage, on the other side, is normal.


  3. Eduardo

    Hi Eric, I would like to report a strange behavior. I use Chromium under your Plasma 5 desktop.

    Every time I try to download a file from the web, (e.g., PDF or Zip) the file save dialog, in the file type field, defaults to “unknown”. And if I don’t manually change that, then the file is saved as “filename.bin”. Before that, the file type was correctly selected with the appropriate file type.

  4. alienbob

    Hi Eduardo,

    I do not see that behaviour…

  5. Eduardo

    Ok, it must be something from me. Thanks anyway Eric

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