Google Updates Chrome for Desktop to Fix Privilege Escalation Bug in Extensions

Google released on Thursday a new stable version of its Chrome 66 web browser, version 66.0.3359.170, which is currently rolling out to Linux, Mac, and Windows users, to fix a few important security issues.

The Google Chrome 66.0.3359.170 release is here to fix a total of four security vulnerabilities, including a critical one that could lead to sandbox escape, a privilege escalation bug in extensions, a type confusion issue in the V8 JavaScript engine, as well as a heap buffer overflow in the PDFium PDF viewer component.

However, details on how these vulnerabilities could affect users are yet to be revealed with Google saying, “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… (read more)

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