Chrome M106 is starting to rollout today.
Mac OS is getting M106 at 10% rollout at this moment, which means 1 in every 10 update requests from the AutoUpdate engine would get a M106 update payload. While I don’t see ChromeOS move to M106 yet, we should see it soon. Its typical for ChromeOS to be a few days behind Mac/Windows rollout which moves much faster.
Chrome M106 comes with a big list of improvements which is clearly documented in this Chrome M106 release PDF file.
Most interesting M106 changes
Here are the 3 changes which Enterprise Admins would love. I can’t wait to try them out.
- ChromeOS Admin: New APIs to manage networks in Admin console – can create, delete and configure WiFi, ethernet, , VPN networks and certificates. [more details]
- CUPS print servers management in Chrome Policy API [ more details]
- Support for group-based policies for printers in Policy API – This is a game changer as managing OUs requires Admins, but users can add remove themselves from groups themselves. It reduces management overhead.
Here are some general Chrome changes
- Android devices will now need unlocking to see contents of a Chrome incognito page
- Chrome allows users to search their “history”, “bookmarks”, and “tabs” directly in the Omnibox
- On ChromeOS, newly installed apps will not automatically become URL handlers unless “Open supported links” is enabled in the settings app.
Additionally, here are some of the more detailed internal changes. Visit this page to find detailed notes of each of this page.
M106 has a bunch of Security fixes, some of which are listed below with the reward amounts which are published here.
- [$9000] High CVE-2022-3304: Use after free in CSS. Reported by Anonymous on 2022-09-01
- [$3000] High CVE-2022-3201: Insufficient validation of untrusted input in Developer Tools. Reported by NDevTK on 2022-07-09
- [$TBD] High CVE-2022-3305: Use after free in Survey. Reported by Nan Wang(@eternalsakura13) and Guang Gong of 360 Vulnerability Research Institute on 2022-04-24
- [$TBD] High CVE-2022-3306: Use after free in Survey. Reported by Nan Wang(@eternalsakura13) and Guang Gong of 360 Vulnerability Research Institute on 2022-04-27
- [$TBD] High CVE-2022-3307: Use after free in Media. Reported by Anonymous Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. on 2022-05-08
- [$7500] Medium CVE-2022-3308: Insufficient policy enforcement in Developer Tools. Reported by Andrea Cappa (zi0Black) @ Shielder on 2022-07-08
- [$4000] Medium CVE-2022-3309: Use after free in Assistant. Reported by zh1x1an1221 of Ant Group Tianqiong Security Lab on 2022-07-29
- [$1000] Medium CVE-2022-3310: Insufficient policy enforcement in Custom Tabs. Reported by Ashwin Agrawal from Optus, Sydney on 2021-08-16
- [$TBD] Medium CVE-2022-3311: Use after free in Import. Reported by Samet Bekmezci @sametbekmezci on 2022-03-04
- [$TBD] Medium CVE-2022-3312: Insufficient validation of untrusted input in VPN. Reported by Andr.Ess on 2022-03-06
- [$TBD] Medium CVE-2022-3313: Incorrect security UI in Full Screen. Reported by Irvan Kurniawan (sourc7) on 2022-04-20
- [$TBD] Medium CVE-2022-3314: Use after free in Logging. Reported by Anonymous on 2022-05-24
- [$7000] Medium CVE-2022-3315: Type confusion in Blink. Reported by Anonymous on 2022-05-05
- [$5000] Low CVE-2022-3316: Insufficient validation of untrusted input in Safe Browsing. Reported by Sven Dysthe (@svn_dy) on 2022-06-07
- [$2000] Low CVE-2022-3317: Insufficient validation of untrusted input in Intents. Reported by Hafiizh on 2022-02-24
- [$TBD] Low CVE-2022-3318: Use after free in ChromeOS Notifications. Reported by GraVity0 on 2022-04-22
Some additional M106 specific information pointers if you want to explore more
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