Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, two of the most popular Internet browsers, have recently discovered multiple vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities are different for each browser, but allow possible execution of arbitrary code. Below we give more details for each browser.

Google Chrome

Vulnerability identifier: CVE-2016-1681

The vulnerability in Google Chrome affects its built in PDF reader known as PDFium. The Center for Internet Security has more complete information on the issue.

Google Chrome patched this issue as of version 51.0.2704.63. If you do not have at least this version of Chrome, update it immediately. The latest version of Chrome is: 51.0.2704.84.

Mozilla Firefox

Vulnerability identifiers:
CVE-2016-2818, CVE-2016-2819, CVE-2016-2821, CVE-2016-2822, CVE-2016-2828, CVE-2016-2831

Multiple vunerabuilities were found in how the browser processes malformed web content. This could lead to a page with malicious content causing FireFox to crash, or possibly even execute script code with the same privileges as the user. You can find more information about these vulnerabilities at the Center for Internet Security.

Mozilla patched the issues with the release of FireFox version 45.2.0 ESR and Mozilla Firefox version 47.

If you are not on Firefox ESR 45.2.0 or FireFox 47, update your browser immediately to receive the security patches. The current versions of FireFox are 47 and 45.2.0 (ESR).

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