Google Patches Chrome Zero-day Vulnerability

Google Patches Chrome Zero-day Vulnerability

Google has confirmed there’s not one, but three big ol’ security bugs in the latest versions of Chrome 80, one of which (CVE-2020-6418) is a zero-day exploit that ‘exists in the wild’.

The bug, basically affects Chrome’s ability to properly check and run JavaScript, leaving the browser open to malicious code.

The new patch is a part of the latest Chrome update version 80.0.3987.122 which is now available as a stable channel download for all Windows, Mac, and Linux users, the search giant revealed through a blog post.

“Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed,” Google said in blog post.

Users can trigger the update process manually by going to the three-dot menu in the top right corner of Chrome > Help > About Google Chrome.

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