Chrome security updates for browser and OS

Chrome security updates

Google has released a security update for Chrome browser (version 74.0.3729.131) for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, as well as a new stable channel update for Chrome OS devices.

The latest Chrome browser update 74.0.3729.131 comes nearly a week after Chrome 74 version was released (that addressed 39 security bugs) and includes fixes for one High and one Medium severity vulnerability discovered by security researchers:

  • High severity Out-of-bounds access in SQLite (CVE-2019-5827)
  • Medium severity Integer overflow in Angle (CVE-2019-5824).

Google also released a Stable channel update to 74.0.3729.125 (Platform version: 11895.95.0/1) for most Chrome OS devices that includes a number of bug fixes and security updates.

One of the security improvements added to Chrome OS and the Linux kernel is SafeSetID LSM, which Google describes in release notes:

“It allows system services to safely manage the users under which their programs run without requiring powerful system privileges. This improves security in the event there is a vulnerability in the system service that can be exploited.”

A number of feature enhancements were also included, such as audio output support for Linux, ChromeVox developer log options and USB camera support for the Android Camera app, just to name a few.