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Update your Chrome browser

Post by catweazel » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:36 am

https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2 ... op_26.html
A vulnerability has been discovered in Google Chrome which could result in arbitrary code execution. This vulnerability is a use-after-free vulnerability in Blink that can be exploited if a user visits, or is redirected to, a specially crafted web page.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions, or cause denial-of-service conditions.

Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by gm10 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:47 am

Did that long ago:
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by trytip » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:21 am

they say
could result in arbitrary code execution and the hostile takeover of any machine that has administrative rights enabled
how can we be sure google didn't leave some backdoor open and are trying to get ahead of everyone by telling us they found a vulnerability. and it's such a damm shame these links to these stories are also full of maggots and parasites to the unsuspecting user. they get you by luring you in with an amazing headline, and you noticed these headline stories and how much space they get on the web page? usually the story is to one side of the page and tiny small story to begin with, and the rest is full of distracting third party deals, tricks and tracking.
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by Pjotr » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:17 pm

gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:47 am
if you want to visit shady websites do it in a VM.
Or use Firejail:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... ndbox.html

The "poor man's" sandbox, because much less resource-hungry than VirtualBox. :mrgreen:
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by gm10 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:24 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:17 pm
gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:47 am
if you want to visit shady websites do it in a VM.
Or use Firejail:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... ndbox.html

The "poor man's" sandbox, because much less resource-hungry than VirtualBox. :mrgreen:
Very "poor man" because the user would still have to lock it down properly, also at least use a different browser then I guess. Or better yet, just don't visit shady websites. ;)

I'll keep doing potentially dangerous stuff only in a VM that I reset after I'm done. I've always done that, also on Windows, haven't had a need for an anti-virus yet. Your attack surface is what you make it.
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by Pjotr » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:40 pm

gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Or better yet, just don't visit shady websites. ;)
Oh come on, they're just too much fun.... :mrgreen:
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:44 pm

gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:47 am
Did that long ago:
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There are always vulnerabilities in browsers, you should always keep them up to date, and if you want to visit shady websites do it in a VM.
Definitely Chromium is way to go since Chrome Browser quit updating at version 48
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by trytip » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:11 am

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:40 pm
gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Or better yet, just don't visit shady websites. ;)
Oh come on, they're just too much fun.... :mrgreen:
i remember when this was a site, now it's just a video. be sure the sound is ON :mrgreen:
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by catweazel » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:28 am

trytip wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:11 am
Pjotr wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:40 pm
gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Or better yet, just don't visit shady websites. ;)
Oh come on, they're just too much fun.... :mrgreen:
i remember when this was a site, now it's just a video. be sure the sound is ON :mrgreen:
Screamer anne.jpg (links in description)
At least it isn't a picture of Rick Astley.
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:33 am

Spearmint2 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:44 pm
gm10 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:47 am
Did that long ago:
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There are always vulnerabilities in browsers, you should always keep them up to date, and if you want to visit shady websites do it in a VM.
Definitely Chromium is way to go since Chrome Browser quit updating at version 48
???? I use Chrome installed from the .deb and I'm on version 76.something.

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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by Spearmint2 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:49 pm

I still use 32 bit OS on this computer. I think maybe it was only for 32 bit versions it ended at Chrome 48.
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Re: Update your Chrome browser

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:42 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:49 pm
I still use 32 bit OS on this computer. I think maybe it was only for 32 bit versions it ended at Chrome 48.
Indeed, 32-bit support for Chrome on Linux was dropped over three years ago. But 64-bit Chrome is of course still supported and receiving updates.
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