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Security updates for Chromium-based browsers – PC-WORLD






After Google closed a number of security vulnerabilities with an update for Chrome 101, manufacturers of other Chromium-based browsers also provided updates to fix these vulnerabilities.

On April 26, Google released the new major version 101 of its Chrome browser. The first security update to Chrome 101.0.4951.64 on May 10 fixes 13 security vulnerabilities. Several manufacturers of Chromium-based browsers have now followed suit and updated their software. So far these are Brave, Microsoft (Edge) and Vivaldi. Opera takes longer again.

Up until May 10, Brave, Edge, and Vivaldi were at the same security level as Chrome. Brave and Vivaldi reacted quickly to the new Chrome update and already provided corresponding updates on May 11th.

brave

1.38.115 relies on Chromium version 101.0.4951.64. Brave also tracked a May 12 Chrome update (Windows only, bug fixes) to version 101.0.4951.67 by providing an update to Brave 1.38.117 for Windows on May 13.

Vivaldi released an update to version 5.2.2623.46 on May 11th. It still contains Chromium 100, but the previously known vulnerabilities have also been eliminated in the Chromium version 100.0.4896.162 used. Apparently Vivaldi is planning to skip another Chromium generation, because Chrome/Chromium 102 is supposed to be released on May 24th, but a Vivaldi beta version based on Chromium 101 is not in sight.

β–ΆThe latest security updates

Microsoft has its browser

Edge

updated on May 13th. Edge 101.0.1210.47 contains Chromium 101.0.4951.64.

Opera has yet to transition to Chromium 101. The current Opera version 86.0.4363.59 from April 27 still contains Chromium 100.0.4896.127. This corresponds to the security status of the last Chrome release before 101 (April 14), in which Google had closed a 0-day vulnerability. Opera 87 (with Chromium 101) is still in beta. This means that Opera is once again two security updates behind schedule.

Chromium-based browsers at a glance:

browsers

version

Chromium version

Google Chrome

101.0.4951.67

101.0.4951.67 🟒

brave

1.38.117

101.0.4951.67 🟒

Microsoft Edge

101.0.1210.47

101.0.4951.64 🟒

Opera

86.0.4363.59

100.0.4896.127 πŸ”΄

Vivaldi

5.2.2623.46

100.0.4896.162 🟒

Chromium-based browsers as of 05/16/2022


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