Google Chrome Gets Second Patch for Zero-Day Bug in Two Weeks

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Google has began rolling out a brand new safety replace for its Chrome browser on desktops. The brand new patch contains fixes to a complete of 10 bugs within the browser, together with a zero-day vulnerability — the second to have been observed by Google’s Menace Evaluation Group (TAG) that tracks menace actors within the final two weeks. As at all times, Google says that particulars of the bug and hyperlinks will not be revealed until a majority of Chrome customers have put in the replace and the vulnerabilities are additionally fastened in any associated third-party library. A zero-day vulnerability refers to a just lately found software program safety flaw that might have been already exploited by hackers.

The Google Chrome safety patch model 86.0.4240.183 is being launched for methods operating on Home windows, Mac, and Linux. Google in a blog published on the Chrome replace on November 2 mentioned that it was conscious of studies that an exploit of the actual zero-day vulnerability recognized as CVE-2020-16009 exists within the wild. The changelog of the replace solely has a passing point out that the zero-day bug was in V8 — an open-source JavaScript engine designed for Google Chrome and can be utilized by different Chromium browsers, corresponding to Microsoft Edge and Opera.

The zero-day concern that the newest patch fixes is the second to be noticed within the final two weeks and the fourth within the final 12 months. Google had final launched a safety patch on October 20 to repair CVE-2020-15999 — an actively exploited reminiscence corruption bug within the FreeType font rendering library inside Chrome. Just a few days after releasing a safety patch to repair it, Google on October 30 revealed that the zero-day CVE-2020-15999 was being exploited together with a home windows zero-day vulnerability recognized as CVE-2020-17087. Whereas the malicious code was being executed inside Google Chrome, the Home windows zero-day was growing the code’s privileges to assault the Home windows OS. Ben Hawkes, the technical lead of Google’s Mission Zero, an elite group of bug hunters, has mentioned that Microsoft is expected to issue a safety patch to repair their safety flaw on November 10.

Whereas Google’s TAG didn’t reveal if the 2 bugs had been being exploited by the identical menace actors, it confirmed that the motive of the attackers was unrelated to the US presidential elections.


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