Google Chrome Security Update – High-Severity Flaw Patched

Google Chrome update 116.0.5845.140

Google has updated the Stable and Extended Stable channels for Mac, Linux, and Windows to version 116.0.5845.140/.141 to address a security issue in Chrome.

One “high-severity” security patch is included in this version. This upgrade will roll out over the next days and weeks.

For the Stable channel, Google stated that it will begin distributing weekly security upgrades. This should also aid in resolving a patch gap in the Chrome release cycle.

Updates to address security and other high-impact vulnerabilities will be scheduled weekly instead of every four weeks to implement security fixes more quickly.

When a security flaw in Chrome is resolved, the updated source code for Chromium is made available to the general public. After testing and evaluation, the patch is released to the Stable Channel.

High- Severity Vulnerability Patched

A high severity flaw tracked as CVE-2023-4572, Use after free in MediaStream has been fixed. The issue was reported by fwnfwn(@_fwnfwn).

When dynamic memory is used improperly while a program is running, it can lead to a vulnerability known as Use After Free (UAF). An attacker might exploit the error to manipulate the program if a program doesn’t delete the pointer to a memory location after freeing it.

Chrome Security Update

Chrome for Linux and macOS: Chrome 116.0.5845.140

Chrome for Windows: Chrome 116.0.5845.140 or Chrome 116.0.5845.141

How to Update Google Chrome

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More.
  • Click Help About Google Chrome.
  • Click Update Google Chrome. Important: If you can’t find this button, you’re on the latest version.
  • Click Relaunch.

To guard the system and browser against issues, it is advised that the update be applied as soon as possible.

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