On March 31, 2020, local time, Google published an advisory, announcing that the newest version of Chrome 80.0.3987.162 to be rolled out in the coming days would address eight security vulnerabilities. Now this version has been released.
The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser.
The advisory, in particular, describes three high-severity vulnerabilities discovered by external researchers, including two use-after-free (UAF) vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-6450 and CVE-2020-6451) in the WebAudio component of Chrome, which could lead to an application crash and potential arbitrary code execution. Another vulnerability is a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the Media component (CVE-2020-6452).
- Google Chrome Version < 80.0.3987.162
- Google Chrome Version >= 80.0.3987.162
(for Windows, Mac, and Linux)
Google has released the newest version to fix these vulnerabilities. Affected users are advised to upgrade Chrome as soon as possible.
For more information, see Google’s official security advisory at the following link:
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