As usual Chrome 50 contains a number of fixes and improvements, but the biggest change in this latest version is the end of support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and OS X 10.8 or older operating systems.
Bugs in the Universal XSS, Pdfium JPEG2000 decoding, and out-of-bound writes in V8 have been solved by external researchers claiming rewards which add up to $32K+. Internally, Google has secured fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
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The stable channel has been updated to 62.0.3202.94 for Windows, Mac and Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks.
Security Fixes and Rewards
Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.
This update includes 2 security fix contributed by an external researcher, detailed below. Please see the Chrome Security Page for more information.
- [$TBD] Critical CVE-2017-15398: Stack buffer overflow in QUIC. Reported by Ned Williamson on 2017-10-24
- [$7500] High CVE-2017-15399: Use after free in V8. Reported by Zhao Qixun(@S0rryMybad) of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team on 2017-10-20
We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel. Many of our security bugs are detected using AddressSanitizer, MemorySanitizer, UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer, Control Flow Integrity, libFuzzer, or AFL.
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