Google has fixed 11 security holes in the new version of its web browser Chrome. A specific security vulnerability made it possible to take over the underlying operating system in the worst-case scenario.
The critical security vulnerability was in the speech recognition function of the Google Chrome web browser. The vulnerability was reported to Google by security company Forcepoint on October 28, 2019.
In the latest update for Chrome, a measure has also been added to protect users from a crypto leak in Microsoft Windows. Microsoft released a security patch for this last week via Windows Update.
Other vulnerabilities in Chrome concerned a leak to execute code in the web browser. This leak allows malicious users to read or modify data in the browser and escape from the Google Chrome Sandbox.
Read more about Chrome 79.0.3945.130 in Google’s blog.
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