With the new Chrome versions 115.0.5790.170/171 for Windows and 115.0.5790.170 for macOS and Linux from August 2nd, Google eliminates 17 vulnerabilities in its browser. Some of the manufacturers of other Chromium-based browsers have already reacted and also provided corresponding updates – so far, however, only Vivaldi and Brave (update August 8).
Vivaldi, the company owned by former Opera boss Jon von Tetzchner, reacted first and secured its browser. Vivaldi continues to ignore odd Chromium versions (like the current 115) and instead uses the so-called Extended Stable Channel to use the previous generation. This will continue to receive security updates on even versions. The latest Vivaldi version 6.1.3035.257 contains Chromium 114.0.5735.321.
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Brave, which was founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, does things differently. The latest Chromium generation is always used here. A few hours after Vivaldi, Brave released its browser in the secure version 1.56.20. Like Chrome, this is based on Chromium 115.0.5790.171. The developers have also eliminated a few bugs that primarily affect the browser versions for MacOS and Linux.
So far, Microsoft has only published the usual statement in the Edge Security Blog: They know and are “actively” working on an update. Experience has shown that this could appear on Friday evening.
Updated August 8th
Microsoft apparently also needed the weekend to complete the expected update. Like Chrome and Brave, the new version Edge 115.0.1901.200 is based on Chromium 115.0.5790.171. In addition to the Chromium vulnerabilities, an Edge-specific vulnerability (CVE-2023-38157) has also been eliminated. Anyone who exploits them can bypass a security function. Microsoft identifies the vulnerability as medium risk. Microsoft has also provided an update for the Edge Extended Stable Channel (Version 114.0.1823.106). update end
Opera has recently responded much faster to Chromium-based security updates. Therefore, an update for Opera One should be available in the next few days – and not just weeks later, as was previously the case.
Since Chromium 110 (February 2023) Windows 7 and 8.1 are no longer supported. Firefox 116 no longer runs on it either.