Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux Receiving Update With Two Zero-Day Patches

first_imgGoogle notes that both vulnerabilities were reported by anonymous sources. However, it is unclear whether the two issues were exploited together or separately.Chrome users are advised to look for the latest update by going to Help > About Google Chrome after clicking on the three dots button from the top-right corner of the browser window. The update is being rolled out in stages and may take some time to reach all users.In October, Google fixed the zero-day vulnerability CVE-2020-15999 by releasing version 86.0.4240.111. That was related to an issue in the FreeType font engine that was reported by a researcher in Google’s Project Zero team. The Chrome browser received the second zero-day fix last week through version 86.0.4240.183. That vulnerability was identified as CVE-2020-16009 and was related to a bug in the V8 engine.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Google Chrome has started receiving new update that fixes two zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in the wild. The update is specifically meant for Windows, Mac, and Linux users and is the third in the series after Google released a zero-day issue-related update in October and another similar patch last week. The search giant also recently brought a zero-day vulnerability fix to the Chrome for Android a few days back. However, unlike the three earlier patches that were reported by Google’s internal researchers, the two new zero-day issues were discovered by anonymous sources.The latest Google Chrome update brings version 86.0.4240.198. As per the details provided through a blog post, the update fixes the vulnerabilities CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017. The former is described as an inappropriate implementation in the V8 JavaScript engine and was reported on November 9. In contrast, the latter is known as a “use after free in site isolation” memory corruption bug and was reported on November 7.- Advertisement –center_img Google last week also released the Chrome for Android version 86.0.4240.185 to fix another zero-day flaw that was identified by the Project Zero team as CVE-2020-16010 and existed in the user interface component of the browser.Is Mi Notebook 14 series the best affordable laptop range for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

Former KPU commissioner gets six years in prison for election bribery

first_imgIn its verdict, the court did not strip Wahyu of his political rights, but the bench denied his request to be a justice collaborator in the case.Also on Monday, the court handed down a four-year prison sentence for former Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) member Agustiani Tio Fridelina and ordered him to pay the same fine as Wahyu.The two convicts were charged under Article 12 of the 2001 Corruption Law, which prohibits state officials and civil servants from accepting gifts.Both Wahyu and Agustiani were found guilty of accepting around $47,350 in bribes from Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Saeful Bahri in exchange for helping PDI-P cadre Harun Masiku secure a seat to replace a deceased politician in the House of Representatives.Apart from Harun’s case, Wahyu was also indicted for allegedly accepting bribes from West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan in connection with the selection of provincial general elections commission members last year.Saeful, a former staff member of PDI-P secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto, was sentenced by the court in May to one year and eight months in prison and ordered to pay a Rp 150 million fine for his involvement in the case.Meanwhile, Harun is believed to have fled the country shortly after he was named a suspect and currently remains at large. The KPK recently filed a request with the Law and Human Rights Ministry to extend an overseas travel ban on the suspect.Topics : The Jakarta Corruption Court has handed down a six-year prison sentence for former General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan after finding him guilty of accepting bribes in connection with an election dispute.”Wahyu Setiawan has been proven guilty of committing corruption as suspected,” presiding judge Susanti Arsi Wibawani said while reading out the verdict on Monday.The sentence was lighter than eight years of imprisonment demanded by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors. The judges also ordered Wahyu to pay a fine of Rp 150 million (US$10,240).last_img read more