Network Security, Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Google issues latest fixes for Chrome desktop version

Google on Wednesday has updated its Chrome browser desktop version to fix three vulnerabilities discovered by external researchers, including two high-severity flaws.

The most severe problems were a heap corruption in the FFmpeg video and audio converter tool (CVE-2016-5199) and an out-of-bounds memory access in the V8 open-source JavaScript Engine (CVE-2016-5200). Google also corrected an info leak in Chrome extensions (CVE-2016-5201), and made a series additional tweaks to its browser based on internal audits and fuzzing (a fourth fix, collectively designated as CVE-2016-5202).

This newest stable-channel release – version 54.0.2840.99 for Windows, 54.0.2840.98 for Mac and 54.0.2840.100 for Linux – will roll out over the coming days and weeks, the company announced on its Chrome Releases blog.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. 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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