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Google Chrome update corrects use-after-free vulnerability

October 3, 2016

Google last week announced the impending rollout of Chrome version 53.0.2785.143, which includes three security fixes for the Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. According to US-CERT, a remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities in order to take control of an affected system.

According to Google's Chrome Releases blog post page, the latest update addresses a high-severity use-after-free vulnerability – officially designated CVE-2016-5177 – that was found in the open-source V8 JavaScript Engine by an anonymous external researcher who was awarded a $5,000 bug bounty. Google's own internal security audits and fuzz testing also resulted in additional fixes, the company reported.

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