Google yesterday issued a stable channel update for the desktop version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux, addressing a high-level vulnerability in the process.

The bug, CVE-2018-17481, is a use after free flaw in PDFium that was originally repaired in an earlier Chrome release. However, yesterday's update to version 71.0.3578.98 introduces additional fixes, Google explained in a blog post advisory.

Google today also released Chrome 71 for Android, ushering in various stability and performance improvements over the previous version.

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