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Security updates for Chromium-based browsers – PC-WORLD






With the first security update for Chrome 100, Google has closed a security gap. Manufacturers of other Chromium-based browsers have provided updates to fix this vulnerability as well.

The latest update to Chrome 100.0.4896.75 from April 4th fixes a vulnerability (CVE-2022-1232) in the Google browser and its open-source Chromium base. Several manufacturers of Chromium-based browsers have now followed suit with appropriate security updates. So far these have been Microsoft Edge, Brave and Vivaldi – with Opera it is once again taking longer.

The Brave developers were once again the first to react and just one day later provided an update to Brave 1.37.111, which is based on Chromium 100.0.4896.79. The next day, Vivaldi published version 5.2.2623.24 of its browser. This is the first version of the Vivaldi 5.2 branch. It is based on Chromium 100.0.4896.81.

▶The latest security updates

Microsoft delivered an update to Edge 100.0.1185.36 on April 7th. Like the current Chrome version, it contains Chromium 100.0.4896.75. However, in the security report on the eliminated vulnerability, Microsoft specifies Chromium 100.0.4896.60 as the basis. This time the user agent transmitted by Edge is correct.

Opera takes its time – unfortunately too often: The latest Opera version 85.0.4341.60 from April 6th still contains Chromium 99.0.4844.84 from March 25th, despite several Opera updates in the meantime. Opera 86 based on Chromium 100 is still in beta. For the time being, almost 30 security gaps remain in Opera, which were patched in two Chrome updates in the meantime – this time at least no 0-day gaps.

Google plans to release Chrome 101 on April 26, with Chrome 102 to follow on May 24.

Chromium-based browsers at a glance:

browsers

version

Chromium version

Google Chrome

100.0.4896.75

100.0.4896.75 🟢

brave

1.37.111

100.0.4896.79 🟢

Microsoft Edge

100.0.1185.36

100.0.4896.75 🟢

Opera

85.0.4341.60

99.0.4844.84 🟠

Vivaldi

5.2.2623.24

100.0.4896.81 🟢

Chromium-based browsers as of 4/7/2022


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