Chrome browser received the latest update on 23 January 2024. Chrome for Windows stable version 121.0.6167.85/86 was released to address various bugs and threats discussed below. The latest version supersedes Chrome 120.0.6099.224/225 released on 16 January 2024.
Chrome browser is now on build 121.
- Chrome browser received a security update on 23 January 2024.
- For Windows, the stable release version for the Chrome browser is 121.0.6167.85/.86. We are now on build 121 for Chrome.
- Chrome 121.0.6167.85/.86 supersedes Chrome version 120.0.6099.224/225 for Windows.
- Chrome 120.0.6099.224/225 for the Stable channel of Windows was released on 16 January 2024.
- Chrome 120.0.6099.224/225 superseded Chrome version120.0.6099.129/130 for Windows operating system. It was released on 20 December 2023.
- Chrome 121.0.6167.85/.86 is valid for all Windows 10, Windows 11 and 64 bit Windows installations.
- For Mac computers, the stable release version for Chrome browser is 121.0.6167.85.
- For Linux computers, the stable release version for Chrome browser is 121.0.6167.85.
- This security update fixes 17 security vulnerabilities in the Chromium project. 11 of these vulnerabilities were uncovered by external researchers. Details of these vulnerabilities are shared below.
- For Android devices, the latest release of the Chrome browser is 121.0.6167.101. The Android version will be made available through the Google Play Store.
- The Extended Stable Channel update for Mac and Windows computers is Chrome version 120.0.6099.268.
These updates should be automatically applied to the target computers over the next few days. You could also download the latest version of Chrome browser.
The current update for Chrome for Windows 121.0.6167.85/86 has a fix for 17 security vulnerabilities. Four of these 6 threats were uncovered by external researchers. A brief description of each of these four vulnerabilities is given below.
|Use after free in WebAudio
|Inappropriate implementation in Accessibility
|Integer underflow in WebUI
|Insufficient policy enforcement in DevTools
|Incorrect security UI in Payments
|Use after free in Reading Mode
|Use after free in Passwords
|Inappropriate implementation in Downloads
|Insufficient policy enforcement in iOS Security UI
|Inappropriate implementation in Extensions API
|Inappropriate implementation in Autofill
Apart from the security threats that have been fixed in Chrome 121.0.6167.85/86 for Windows, other bug fixes are implemented as per the details below.
- Bug ID – 1520680
- Various bug fixes and security fixes were applied after internal security audits, fuzzing, and other initiatives in the Chromium project.
How to find the current Chrome browser version?
You can find the installed version of the Chrome browser on your Windows desktop by following the instructions below:
- Launch Chrome.
- Click on the 3 Vertical Dots. in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
- Scroll down to and Hover over the Help option, then click on About Google Chrome in the new menu that opens.
- A new window appears that provides information about the browser.
How to update the Chrome browser?
Chrome browser gets updated automatically as a background process. You need to close the Chrome browser and launch it again. This should allow the browser engine to fetch the latest updates.
If there is a pending update for the Chrome browser, you will get a pending icon on the browser three dots. The color of the icon will depend upon the time period for which the update has been pending.
- If the pending update was released less than 2 days ago, you will see Green dots.
- If the pending update was released about 4 days ago, you will see Yellow dots.
- If the pending update was released at least a week ago, you will see Red dots.
We do suggest keeping the Chrome browser updated at all times to resolve security vulnerabilities.
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Rajesh Dhawan is a technology professional who loves to blog about smart wearables, Cloud computing and Microsoft technologies. He loves to break complex problems into manageable chunks of meaningful information.