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Another Chromium 96 update to patch a 0-day exploit

I have uploaded a set of new packages for Chromium 96.0.4664.110. The package updates for chromium-ungoogled will follow shortly, they are still compiling.

This update follows on the heels of the previous one, and addresses a couple of severe/critical bugs.
One of them (being labeled as CVE-2021-4102, ‘use-after-free issue in the V8 JavaScript engine‘) is a zero-day vulnerability which is already actively exploited in the wild, according to Google’s report.

This is an urgent request to upgrade your package.
You can get the chromium and chromium-ungoogled packages from or its mirrors.


Update (Thu Dec 16 08:13:10 UTC 2021): packages for chromium-ungoogled are updated now as well. The server is down but you can download from or any mirror.


  1. David Hunt

    Thanks again Eric,
    for keeping Slackware usable and secure in the modern environment. I’ve just upgraded Chromium using your package. Slackware is the least annoying operating systems I’ve used, (since 2004) and I can’t imagine ever having to use something different.

  2. Dave{

    Absolutely – thank you so much Eric!

  3. Michael Langdon

    Thanks Eric!

  4. Tom

    Just installed the ungoogled version. Many thanks Eric.

  5. Andrew Patrzalek

    This is a very good update, one addressing a particularly bad exploit.. Thanks for staying with these updates.

  6. gegechris99

    Thanks Eric for keeping track of those serious issues and for quickly updating your packages.

  7. TheTKS

    Eric, thank you! This one sounds like an especially nasty collection of vulnerabilities, and yours was fast work updating.


  8. Francisco

    Thanks Eric!

  9. Konrad J Hambrick

    Thanks for the Chromium Packages Eric.
    Especially the chromium-ungoogled Version šŸ™‚
    — kjh

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