Security Update Microsoft Edge 83.0.478.56

Edge[German]Microsoft issued a security advisory on June 24, 2020, which indicates the new security update for the Chromium Edge Browser to version 83.0.478.56.


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In the security advisory dated June 24, 2020, Microsoft provides only the following information:

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Title: Microsoft Security Advisory Notification
Issued: June 24, 2020
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Security Advisories Released or Updated on June 24, 2020
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* Microsoft Security Advisory ADV200002

ADV200002 | Chromium Security Updates for Microsoft Edge based on Chromium
– Reason for Revision: Updated advisory to announce a new version of Microsoft Edge
   (Chromium-based). Please see the table for more information.
– Originally posted: January 28, 2020
– Updated: June 24, 2020
– Version: 16.0


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But currently nothing can be retrieved under ADV200002 (at least not while writing this blog post, an undefined one appears). But the GErman colleagues from deskmodder.de and it-blogger.net have given some hints in their posts.

According to it-blogger.net, Microsoft has closed two vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge that are rated as high. In the blog post Chrome 83.0.4103.116 with security fixes released I mentioned the Use after free vulnerability CVE-2020-6509 in extensions (see also the Chromium page here). 

The update to version 83.0.478.56 is based on version 83.0.4103.116 of Chromium and can be downloaded from Microsoft now. At it-blogger.net you can find the direct download links.


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