Google Chrome Receiving an Update With Two Zero-Day Patches

Google Chrome has began receiving new replace that fixes two zero-day vulnerabilities found within the wild. The replace is particularly meant for Windows, Mac, and Linux customers and is the third within the collection after Google launched a zero-day issue-related replace in October and one other related patch final week. The search large additionally lately introduced a zero-day vulnerability repair to the Chrome for Android a couple of days again. However, not like the three earlier patches that had been reported by Google’s inner researchers, the 2 new zero-day points had been found by nameless sources.

The newest Google Chrome replace brings model 86.0.4240.198. As per the main points offered by a weblog submit, the replace fixes the vulnerabilities CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017. The former is described as an inappropriate implementation within the V8 JavaScript engine and was reported on November 9. In distinction, the latter is called a “use after free in site isolation” reminiscence corruption bug and was reported on November 7.

Google notes that each vulnerabilities had been reported by nameless sources. However, it’s unclear whether or not the 2 points had been exploited collectively or individually.

Chrome customers are suggested to search for the newest replace by going to Help > About Google Chrome after clicking on the three dots button from the top-right nook of the browser window. The replace is being rolled out in phases and will take a while to succeed in all customers.

In October, Google mounted the zero-day vulnerability CVE-2020-15999 by releasing model 86.0.4240.111. That was associated to an challenge within the FreeType font engine that was reported by a researcher in Google’s Project Zero staff. The Chrome browser obtained the second zero-day repair final week by model 86.0.4240.183. That vulnerability was recognized as CVE-2020-16009 and was associated to a bug within the V8 engine.

Google final week additionally launched the Chrome for Android model 86.0.4240.185 to repair one other zero-day flaw that was recognized by the Project Zero staff as CVE-2020-16010 and existed within the consumer interface element of the browser.


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