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This was a week of browser updates as Google and Mozilla updated Chrome and Firefox to take care of security issues.

Google released Chrome version 75.0.3770.90 for the stable channel, which will roll out over the coming weeks.

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A use after free issue, which was rated as high, has a case number of CVE-2019-5842, and it applies to Windows, Mac, and Linux. As per Google’s normal policy it has not released any further details on the bug.

Mozilla on the other hand, released the second maintenance update for its Firefox 67 “Quantum” web browser for all supported platforms.

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Firefox 67.0.2 is now available, a bugfix and stability release that addresses several issues reported by users lately, including a crash with Apple’s macOS Catalina 10.15 operating system, the ability to start two simultaneous downloads via < a download >, and a performance regression for Eclipse Remote Application Platform (RAP) apps.

Other issues fixed in Firefox 67.0.2, was a “TypeError: data is null in PrivacyFilter.jsm” JavaScript error in console, which was reported to significantly degrade the performance and reliability of sessionstore, and a bug that broke saved custom home pages when the browser attempts to clear data during shutdown.

A proxy authentication dialog box has been fixed to no longer pop up asking users to authenticate after upgrading their web browsers to the Firefox 67 release.

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