On October 31, Google issued an urgent update for the Google Chrome browser due to two security vulnerabilities. Chrome version 78.0.3904.87 for Windows, Mac, and Linux will address these vulnerabilities.
We don’t have many specifics yet, but we do know that one of the two vulnerabilities was a zero-day exploit and is already in the wild.
Google has reported, “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.”
Review the latest Chrome Release here.
The release of the latest version of Chrome will roll out over the next few weeks, but Chrome users are encouraged to manually update the browser:
- Open Google Chrome and click the More button at the top right
- Click Help > About Google Chrome
- Click Update Google Chrome (if you don’t see this, you’re probably already using the latest version)
- Click Relaunch
- Confirm that version 78.0.3904.87 is installed