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Google Patches 19 Vulnerabilities With Chrome 90 Update

Google this week announced yet another set of patches for Chrome, to address a total of 19 vulnerabilities affecting the web browser.

The latest Chrome iteration - 90.0.4430.212 – is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. The Android and iOS variants of the browser were updated as well.

Of the 19 security holes addressed with this release, 15 were reported by external researchers, including 13 considered high severity and two flaws rated medium severity.

Chrome components affected by these issues include Web App Installs, Offline, Media Feeds, Aura, Tab Groups, Notifications, V8, Autofill, File API, History, Reader Mode, Payments, and Tab Strip.

As per usual, the company isn’t sharing full details on the addressed bugs until fixes have been delivered to most users. In its advisory, Google made no mention of any of these vulnerabilities being exploited in live attacks.

Over the past couple of months, however, the Internet search giant shipped patches for several zero-day vulnerabilities in the browser.

In March, Google released an urgent fix to address CVE-2021-21193, a zero-day for which an exploit had already been published. In April, the company shipped patches for CVE-2021-21206 and CVE-2021-21220 (in Chrome 89) and CVE-2021-21224 (Chrome 90).

In April, a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a Chromium vulnerability (in the V8 JavaScript engine) was published before patches were delivered to Chrome and Edge users. In late April, Google patched another serious bug in V8.

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