Chrome desktop update remedies 53 bugs, adds Spectre and Meltdown mitigations

News by Bradley Barth

Google's latest stable channel update for the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac and Linux desktop machines includes fixes for 53 security issues, including three high-severity vulnerabilities.

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Google's latest stable channel update for the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac and Linux desktop machines includes fixes for 53 security issues, including three high-severity vulnerabilities.

Issued on 24 January, Chrome 64.0.3282.119 addresses, among other bugs, CVE-2018-6031, a use-after-free flaw in the PDF software library PDFium; CVE-2018-6032, a same origin bypass error in Shared Worker; and CVE-2018-6033, a race condition vulnerability when opening downloaded files.

Additionally, the release includes additional protections against speculative side-channel attack techniques that exploit the CPU vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown.

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