I am running a daily updated F29 and still have the old, vulnerable chromium package (Version 71.0.3578.98 (Developer Build) Fedora Project (64-bit)).

Google warned (3/1/2019) to upgrade asap because this vulnerability (CVE-2019-5786) is actively exploited in the wild.

Google released a patched version of chrome on march, 1st. On checking chromium I am not sure when the supposedly fixed version was published there (72.0.3626.121) but I do know that Ubuntu says it fixed the vulnerability in all relevant version on 3/5/2019 (https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2019/CVE-2019-5786.html).

My trust in Fedora as a secure distro is diminished if there either are not enough resources to fix such a high-profile vuln in a timely manner (it's been 2 weeks since publishing and counting) or there is no policy in place how to handle a situation like that.

Relevant package info: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/chromium

The package maintainers seems to work on 72/73 but that does not translate into a secure package on F29.

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    Looks like an oversight. I see Chromium 73 is currently being built in koji, so there should be updates out soon. In any case it's better to open a bugzilla report or contact the maintainer directly. – Michael Hampton Mar 15 at 16:44
  • The question is "put on hold" - Just to finish this: It seems this is an inherent problem in Fedora. Due to it's many fresh packages these are only loosely maintained. There seems to be no extra security-process that makes shure that high-profile vulnerabilities are fixed within days. The beformentioned vuln is still open, approaching 3 weeks. – Tom Mar 19 at 16:16