Network Security, Vulnerability Management

Chrome browser update knocks out eight bugs

Google yesterday issued a stable channel update for the desktop version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux, fixing eight vulnerabilities in the process.

The patched bugs included at least three high-level bugs, including two use-after-free flaw in WebAudio (CVE-2020-6450 and CVE-2020-6451), and a head buffer overflow in media (CVE-2020-6452). The two WebAudio issues were spotted by Man Yue Mo of the Semmle Security Research Team, while the third bug was reported by a researcher who goes by the alias asnine.

The newest version of Chrome for the various OS platforms will roll out over the coming days and weeks.

Bradley Barth

As director of community content at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for SC Media online conferences and events, as well as video/multimedia projects. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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