Chrome 101.0.4951.41 fixes 30 Vulnerabilities – but has a GPO bug

[German]Google has released updates to Google Chrome 101.0.4951.41 for Windows and Mac on the desktop in the Stable Channel as of April 26, 2022. This is the new 101 development branch, with the update closing 30 vulnerabilities, some of which are rated High. Addendum: But this version ignores group policies (GPOs). In addition, updates to version 100.0.4896.143 are available in the Extended Stable channel. The relevant entries can be found in the Google blog.


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Chrome 101.0.4951.41

This Google post on the update to Chrome 101.0.4951.41 for Windows and Mac for the desktop contains brief descriptions of the vulnerabilities closed in the Chrome browser (and here are the details for version 100.0.4896.143 in the Stable Channel for Windows and Mac). Here is the list of closed vulnerabilities:

[$10000][1313905] High CVE-2022-1477: Use after free in Vulkan. Reported by SeongHwan Park (SeHwa) on 2022-04-06
[$7000][1299261] High CVE-2022-1478: Use after free in SwiftShader. Reported by SeongHwan Park (SeHwa) on 2022-02-20
[$7000][1305190] High CVE-2022-1479: Use after free in ANGLE. Reported by Jeonghoon Shin of Theori on 2022-03-10
[$6000][1307223] High CVE-2022-1480: Use after free in Device API. Reported by @uwu7586 on 2022-03-17
[$5000][1302949] High CVE-2022-1481: Use after free in Sharing. Reported by Weipeng Jiang (@Krace) and Guang Gong of 360 Vulnerability Research Institute on 2022-03-04
[$NA][1304987] High CVE-2022-1482: Inappropriate implementation in WebGL. Reported by Christoph Diehl, Microsoft on 2022-03-10
[$NA][1314754] High CVE-2022-1483: Heap buffer overflow in WebGPU. Reported by Mark Brand of Google Project Zero on 2022-04-08
[$7500][1297429] Medium CVE-2022-1484: Heap buffer overflow in Web UI Settings. Reported by Chaoyuan Peng (@ret2happy) on 2022-02-15
[$7500][1299743] Medium CVE-2022-1485: Use after free in File System API. Reported by Anonymous on 2022-02-22
[$7500][1314616] Medium CVE-2022-1486: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Brendon Tiszka on 2022-04-08
[$7000][1304368] Medium CVE-2022-1487: Use after free in Ozone. Reported by Sri on 2022-03-09
[$5000][1302959] Medium CVE-2022-1488: Inappropriate implementation in Extensions API. Reported by Thomas Beverley from Wavebox.io on 2022-03-04
[$2000][1300561] Medium CVE-2022-1489: Out of bounds memory access in UI Shelf. Reported by Khalil Zhani on 2022-02-25
[$2000][1301840] Medium CVE-2022-1490: Use after free in Browser Switcher. Reported by raven at KunLun lab on 2022-03-01
[$2000][1305706] Medium CVE-2022-1491: Use after free in Bookmarks. Reported by raven at KunLun lab on 2022-03-12
[$2000][1315040] Medium CVE-2022-1492: Insufficient data validation in Blink Editing. Reported by Michał Bentkowski of Securitum on 2022-04-11
[$1000][1275414] Medium CVE-2022-1493: Use after free in Dev Tools. Reported by Zhihua Yao of KunLun Lab on 2021-12-01
[$1000][1298122] Medium CVE-2022-1494: Insufficient data validation in Trusted Types. Reported by Masato Kinugawa on 2022-02-17
[$1000][1301180] Medium CVE-2022-1495: Incorrect security UI in Downloads. Reported by Umar Farooq on 2022-02-28
[$1000][1306391] Medium CVE-2022-1496: Use after free in File Manager. Reported by Zhiyi Zhang and Zhunki from Codesafe Team of Legendsec at Qi'anxin Group on 2022-03-15
[$NA][1264543] Medium CVE-2022-1497: Inappropriate implementation in Input. Reported by Abdulrahman Alqabandi, Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research on 2021-10-29
[$500][1297138] Low CVE-2022-1498: Inappropriate implementation in HTML Parser. Reported by SeungJu Oh (@real_as3617) on 2022-02-14
[$NA][1000408] Low CVE-2022-1499: Inappropriate implementation in WebAuthentication. Reported by Jun Kokatsu, Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research on 2019-09-04
[$TBD][1223475] Low CVE-2022-1500: Insufficient data validation in Dev Tools. Reported by Hoang Nguyen on 2021-06-25
[$NA][1293191] Low CVE-2022-1501: Inappropriate implementation in iframe. Reported by Oriol Brufau on 2022-02-02

However, no details about the vulnerabilities will be published until the majority of users have switched over. The Chrome version for Windows, Mac and Linux will be rolled out to the systems via the automatic update feature in the next few days. One can also update the browser manually (via the menu and the About Google Chrome command). The latest build of the Chrome browser can also be downloaded here.

The group policy bug

Addendum: I received reports from German users, that the new Google Chrome build ignores group policy settings for Windows used in enterprise environments. There is a bug tracker entry confirming this issue.


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