Browser: Chromium 94 closes the zero-day gap in Opera 80

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Browser: Chromium 94 closes the zero-day gap in Opera 80

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The free, proprietary browser Opera from the Norwegian software company of the same name has been released in the new version 80 and is now switching to the base Chromium 94, the open source offshoot of Google Chrome. In addition to security updates, the browser offers a new reader mode.

Chromium closes the zero-day gap

The final release of Opera 80 for Windows, macOS and Linux is based on Chromium 94.4606.61, which was released on September 24th, which, in addition to various security updates, also includes a fix for the zero-day vulnerability CVE-2021-37973 with which any malicious code could be executed on systems with a Chromium browser. The website provides details Bleeping computer.

Google announced in September that the company had already been informed that the vulnerability in Chromium, classified as “high”, was already being used for attacks in the wild. Users should therefore update Opera as soon as possible.

In total, the update to the new Chromium base alone closes 18 security gaps in Opera, such as
Born’s IT and Windows Blog
reported.

Closed vulnerabilities in Chromium 94.4606.61

  • CVE-2021-37973
  • CVE-2021-37956
  • CVE-2021-37957
  • CVE-2021-37958
  • CVE-2021-37959
  • CVE-2021-37960
  • CVE-2021-37961
  • CVE-2021-37962
  • CVE-2021-37963
  • CVE-2021-37964
  • CVE-2021-37965
  • CVE-2021-37966
  • CVE-2021-37967
  • CVE-2021-37968
  • CVE-2021-37969
  • CVE-2021-37970
  • CVE-2021-37971
  • CVE-2021-37972

In addition to the closed vulnerabilities, the official ones provide information Release Notes from Opera 80 via a new “Reader Mode”, which can be activated via a small book symbol next to the address line and which should make websites with a lot of text easier to read.

Download on ComputerBase

Opera 80 for Windows, macOS and Linux can be downloaded as usual directly below this message from the download area of ​​ComputerBase.

Downloads

  • Opera

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    Opera is a browser that is based on Chromium and adds additional features to it.

    • Version 80.0.4170.16 German

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