Architecture, Network security

Google patches Chrome flaw which could enable DoS attacks

November 3, 2016

Google Chrome announced an update to patch an out of bounds memory access vulnerability affecting desktop versions that could allow denial-of-service conditions if exploited.

The patch for CVE-2016-5198 included a Stable Channel update to 54.0.2840.87 for Windows, Mac, and 54.0.2840.90 for Linux and was discovered by Tencent Keen Security Lab, working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, according to a Nov. 1 advisory.

“Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix,” Google Chrome researcher Richard Bustamante said in the advisory. “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.”

Additional changes will be documented in Google's log.

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