Chrome 101 update fixes 13 browser vulnerabilities

Google has released the first security update for its Chrome 101 browser. In it, the developers have closed 13 security gaps.

On April 26, Google updated its Chrome browser to version 101. On May 2nd there was a first update to version 101.0.4951.54, which, for once, was not supposed to close any security gaps. The first security update is now available with the desktop version 101.0.4951.64 for Windows, macOS and Linux. Chrome for Android received the update to version 101.0.4951.61 a day early.

In the Chrome Release Blog, PrudhviKumar Bommana lists the nine fixed vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-1633 to -1641) that were discovered by external researchers and reported to Google. There are no 0-day gaps underneath. Google classifies eight of the externally discovered vulnerabilities as high risk. These mainly include use-after-free vulnerabilities in various browser components. There is also a buffer overflow in the Javascript engine V8.

Google has so far awarded $16,000 in awards to the outside researchers, but the amount of the award has not yet been determined for several gaps. As always, Google has not published any details about the internally found security gaps. As a rule, Chrome updates itself automatically when a new version is available.

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Other Chromium-based browsers

The manufacturers of other Chromium-based browsers are now being asked to follow suit with appropriate updates. After all, Brave and Microsoft (Edge) are already at the security level before the Chrome update discussed above. Despite yesterday’s update, Opera has not yet arrived at Chromium 101. Neither does Vivaldi, but the developers have installed a newer, more secure Chromium 100 version as the browser basis. Thus, the same gaps are filled in Vivaldi as in Brave and Edge.

Chrome 101.0.4951.61 for Android apparently fixes the same vulnerabilities as the updates for the desktop versions. Google will release Chrome 102 on May 24th.

Chromium-based browsers at a glance:



Chromium version

Google Chrome


101.0.4951.64 🟢



101.0.4951.41 🟠

Microsoft Edge


101.0.4951.41 🟠



100.0.4896.127 🔴



100.0.4896.147 🟠

Chromium-based browsers as of 05/10/2022

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