Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux Receiving Update With Two Zero Day Patches
Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux Receiving Update With Two Zero-Day Patches
The latest Google Chrome update brings version 86.0.4240.198.
By Jagmeet Singh | Updated: 12 November 2020 14:25 IST
Google Chrome users are advised to download the latest update
Google Chrome fixes the vulnerabilities CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017
The issues were reported by anonymous sources
Google Chrome for Android received a zero-day patch just last week
Google Chrome has started receiving new update that fixes two zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in the wild. The update is specifically meant for Windows, Mac, and Linux users and is the third in the series after Google released a zero-day issue-related update in October and another similar patch last week. The search giant also recently brought a zero-day vulnerability fix to the Chrome for Android a few days back. However, unlike the three earlier patches that were reported by Google's internal researchers, the two new zero-day issues were discovered by anonymous sources.
Google notes that both vulnerabilities were reported by anonymous sources. However, it is unclear whether the two issues were exploited together or separately.
Chrome users are advised to look for the latest update by going to Help > About Google Chrome after clicking on the three dots button from the top-right corner of the browser window. The update is being rolled out in stages and may take some time to reach all users.
In October, Google fixed the zero-day vulnerability CVE-2020-15999 by releasing version 86.0.4240.111. That was related to an issue in the FreeType font engine that was reported by a researcher in Google's Project Zero team. The Chrome browser received the second zero-day fix last week through version 86.0.4240.183. That vulnerability was identified as CVE-2020-16009 and was related to a bug in the V8 engine.
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