Google Scrambles to Patch Chrome Bug After Exploits Spotted in the Wild


A previously unseen Chrome bug has been caught being exploited “in the wild”, with Google pushing out a patch this week to its billions of users within a day of the vulnerability being reported to it by security researchers.

The first, CVE-2019-13720, is a “use-after-free” vulnerability (a class of memory corruption bug) in the browser’s audio component and was reported by Anton Ivanov and Alexey Kulaev from Kaspersky Labs on October 29.

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