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posted by cmn32480 on Saturday October 01 2016, @02:22PM   Printer-friendly
from the this-could-be-a-lot-of-people dept.

Google released a hugely important patch for Chrome OS. The post about the patch in question states that it patched "a chain of exploits that gains code execution in guest mode across reboots, delivered via web page." The fact that the person won the top prize in their pwnium project means that the person in question managed to get a working rootkit. There is also mention of needing additional hardening, which may mean a whole class of vulnerabilities are present. One paranoid commentator on another site pointed to "a kernel key version update in the TPM" in the patch as meaning their old signing key having lead to the vulnerability.

One thing is sure, however, once the security embargo ends, that bug report might be a good read.


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  • (Score: 2) by mrclisdue on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:43PM

    by mrclisdue (680) on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:43PM (#408805)

    apologies for previous post, smartphone and thumbs sometimes don't work too well, and it was submitted before I was finished...

    I wanted to point out, as someone else has, that the browser is integral to the os, therefore you're correct in that the browser must be closed...

    back to the shadows

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:55PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:55PM (#408809)

    browser is integral to the os

    So why hasn't Google been sued by the EU, a la MS?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @04:12PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @04:12PM (#408812)

      They've learned the real lesson from the Microsoft case and have paid the necessary bribes.

      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @09:14PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @09:14PM (#408873)

        They don't have a monopoly because nobody uses that fucking OS.