Google Chrome Security Update

Google released Chrome 85.0.4183.121 for Windows, Mac, and Linux which comes with a fix for 10 security flaws.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability lets attackers execute arbitrary code in the context of the user.

Out of 10 vulnerabilities, 7 of them are reported by external security researchers and three of them by the Google security team.

CVE-2020-15960: Out of bounds read in storage, which allows an attacker to read from other memory locations or cause a crash.

CVE-2020-15961, CVE-2020-15963, CVE-2020-15966: Insufficient policy enforcement in extensions vulnerability with Google Chrome allows attackers who convinced a user to install a malicious extension to obtain potentially sensitive information via a crafted Chrome Extension.

CVE-2020-15962: Insufficient policy enforcement in serial flaw allows remote attackers to use confuse the user via a crafted domain name.

CVE-2020-15965: Out of bounds write allows attackers to write outside of the boundaries of the buffer.

CVE-2020-15964: Insufficient data validation flaw was found in the media router component of the Chromium browser.

Along with these vulnerabilities, Google fixed other flaws reported by its internal security teams.

“Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.”

Chrome users are recommended to update with the new version as soon as possible.

How to Update

Steps to update for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop users

  • Open Chrome browser
  • Head to Settings
  • Expand help
  • About Google Chrome
  • The browser will process the update

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