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HistoryNov 15, 2021 - 12:00 a.m.

Stable Channel Update for Desktop


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The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 96 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 96 is also promoted to our new extended stable channel for Windows and Mac. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks.

Chrome 96.0.4664.45 contains a number of fixes and improvements – a list of changes is available in the log. Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 96.

Security Fixes and Rewards

Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven't yet fixed.

This update includes 27 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chrome Security Page for more information.

[$7500][1263620] High CVE-2021-38008: Use after free in media. Reported by Marcin Towalski of Cisco Talos on 2021-10-26

[$2000][1260649] High CVE-2021-38009: Inappropriate implementation in cache. Reported by Luan Herrera (@lbherrera_) on 2021-10-16

[$NA][1240593] High CVE-2021-38006: Use after free in storage foundation. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2021-08-17

[$TBD][1254189] High CVE-2021-38007: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Polaris Feng and SGFvamll on 2021-09-29

[$NA][1241091] High CVE-2021-38005: Use after free in loader. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2021-08-18

[$NA][1264477] High CVE-2021-38010: Inappropriate implementation in service workers. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2021-10-28

[$NA][1268274] High CVE-2021-38011: Use after free in storage foundation. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2021-11-09

[$15000][1262791] Medium CVE-2021-38012: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Yonghwi Jin (@jinmo123) on 2021-10-24

[$10000][1242392] Medium CVE-2021-38013: Heap buffer overflow in fingerprint recognition. Reported by raven (@raid_akame) on 2021-08-23

[$5000][1248567] Medium CVE-2021-38014: Out of bounds write in Swiftshader. Reported by Atte Kettunen of OUSPG on 2021-09-10

[$3000][957553] Medium CVE-2021-38015: Inappropriate implementation in input. Reported by David Erceg on 2019-04-29

[$3000][1244289] Medium CVE-2021-38016: Insufficient policy enforcement in background fetch. Reported by Maurice Dauer on 2021-08-28

[$2500][1256822] Medium CVE-2021-38017: Insufficient policy enforcement in iframe sandbox. Reported by NDevTK on 2021-10-05

[$2000][1197889] Medium CVE-2021-38018: Inappropriate implementation in navigation. Reported by Alesandro Ortiz on 2021-04-11

[$1000][1251179] Medium CVE-2021-38019: Insufficient policy enforcement in CORS. Reported by Maurice Dauer on 2021-09-20

[$1000][1259694] Medium CVE-2021-38020: Insufficient policy enforcement in contacts picker. Reported by Luan Herrera (@lbherrera_) on 2021-10-13

[$500][1233375] Medium CVE-2021-38021: Inappropriate implementation in referrer. Reported by Prakash (@1lastBr3ath) and Jun Kokatsu on 2021-07-27

[$1000][1152952] LowCVE-2021-4316: Inappropriate implementation in Cast UI. Reported by Khalil Zhani on 2020-11-26

[$TBD][1248862] Low CVE-2021-38022: Inappropriate implementation in WebAuthentication. Reported by Michal Kepkowski on 2021-09-13

We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel.

As usual, our ongoing internal security work was responsible for a wide range of fixes:

  • [1269629] Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives

Many of our security bugs are detected using AddressSanitizer, MemorySanitizer, UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer, Control Flow Integrity, libFuzzer, or AFL.

Interested in switching release channels? Find out how here. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.

Ben Mason
Google Chrome

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