Microsoft releases Edge version 123.0.2420.97 in the Stable channel

The update came out on April 12, 2024

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Microsoft releases Edge version 123.0.2420.97 in the Stable channel

Microsoft released a new update for Edge for users in the Stable channel, bumping the version to 123.0.2420.97. You can now download and install the new version, which fixed the browser crash related to Microsoft Edge Sync.

Here is what it says in the release notes:

Microsoft has released the latest Microsoft Edge Stable Channel (Version 123.0.2420.97) which incorporates the latest Security Updates of the Chromium project. 

Fixed various bugs and performance issues, improved reliability.

Improved reliability

  • Fixed a browser crash which was related to Microsoft Edge Sync.

The 123.0.2420.97 update includes security patches for three fixes for Chromium vulnerabilities of high severity; here are the details of them

  • Chromium: CVE-2024-3515 (Use after free in Dawn) – Before version 123.0.6312.122, a use-after-free vulnerability in Dawn within Google Chrome could let a remote attacker trigger heap corruption through a maliciously crafted HTML page because of improper handling of freed memory in the Dawn component. (Chromium security severity: High)
  • Chromium: CVE-2024-3516 (Heap Buffer Overflow in ANGLE) – Before version 123.0.6312.122, Heap Buffer Overflow in ANGLE within Google Chrome may allow a remote attacker to trigger heap corruption via a crafted HTML page by overflowing a memory buffer in the ANGLE component. (Chromium security severity: High)
  • Chromium: CVE-2024-3157 – (Out-of-bounds memory access in Compositing) – Prior to 123.0.6312.122, Out-of-bounds memory access within the Compositing component of Google Chrome could allow a remote attacker who had compromised the GPU process to execute a sandbox escape through particular UI gestures potentially. (Chromium security severity: High)

To find out the current version of Edge on your computer, click the three-dot icon, select Settings, and then About Microsoft Edge. To manually update, navigate to About Microsoft Edge, and it will check for updates and then check and install the newest version for you.

Earlier, Microsoft released an update to patch another security vulnerability under CVE-2024–21388; this lets attackers remotely install extensions.

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