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Google Chrome 86 Brings Massive Security Fixes

By October 12, 2020November 10th, 2022No Comments

Google Chrome 86 Brings Massive Security Fixes

Google’s latest version of Chrome has been released with 35 security fixes, including a critical bug and a new password feature.

Google Releases Chrome 86 with Critical Fixes

Google has leased its Stable channel version of Google Chrome 86. Contained within this release includes a massive amount of updates and bug fixes for security, features and API. This version is supported on both Windows, Android, Mac and Linux.

However, a critical flaw (CVE-2020-15967) in Chrome’s payments component has a CVSS score of 9.8, making this a Zero Day vulnerability. This severity rating means Google is recommending you deploy this version as soon as possible.

The flaw is a use-after-free bug. Use after free is a memory-corruption flaw where an attempt is made to access memory after it has been freed. This can cause malicious impacts, from making a program to crash to potentially leading to arbitrary code execution.

Use-after-free bugs have been a frequent threat to the browser. Seven high-severity vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome 86 were use-after-free flaws, from ones affecting Chrome’s printing (CVE-2020-15971), audio (CVE-2020-15972), password manager (CVE-2020-15991) and WebRTC (CVE-2020-15969) components.

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Customers of Syxsense Manage and Syxsense Secure can find these updates within the console.

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