Friday, December 1, 2023

Chrome 74 Released with the Fix for 39 Security Vulnerabilities

Chrome 74 released with a fix for numerous security Vulnerabilities and new features, the update available for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop users.

This update includes 39 security fixes, out of the 12 vulnerabilities discovered by external security researchers.

The vulnerability reported by external security researchers includes 5 are high-risk vulnerabilities, 12 medium security severity flaws, and 2 Low severity issues.

High-risk vulnerabilities include CVE-2019-5805: Use after free in PDFium, CVE-2019-5806: Integer overflow in Angle, CVE-2019-5807: Memory corruption in V8 and CVE-2019-5808: Use after free in Blink.

The update fixes 12 medium security severity flaws, that includes CVE-2019-5810: User information disclosure in Autofill, CVE-2019-5811: CORS bypass in Blink, CVE-2019-5812: URL spoof in Omnibox on iOS and CVE-2019-5813: Out of bounds read in V8.

It fixes other issues like CVE-2019-5814: CORS bypass in Blink, CVE-2019-5815: Heap buffer overflow in Blink, CVE-2019-5816: Exploit persistence extension on Android, CVE-2019-5817: Heap buffer overflow in Angle on Windows, CVE-2019-5818: Uninitialized value in media reader, CVE-2019-5819: Incorrect escaping in developer tools, CVE-2019-5820: Integer overflow in PDFium and CVE-2019-5821: Integer overflow in PDFium.

The Low-level security flaws that include CVE-2019-5822: CORS bypass in download manager and CVE-2019-5823: Forced navigation from a service worker. The latest version of chrome is Version 74.0.3729.108, reads Chrome blog post.

Chrome 74

Along with security fixes, the update also brings some new features to Chrome, the data saver in Chrome is renamed as Lite mode and also it brings dark mode which automatically synchronizes based on Windows 10’s color settings.

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