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Chromium 114.0.5735.133 packages address critical bug

Chromium, regular and un-googled.

Earlier this week, Google released its 114.0.5735.133 update for Chromium 114.
This is a bugfix release and on the list of addressed security issues, there’s one which is labeled as ‘critical‘, labeled CVE-2023-3214. Three other fixes are labeled with a vulnerability rating of ‘high‘.
As always, it is wise to upgrade to my latest chromium and chromium-ungoogled packages.

The updated Slackware 15.0 and -current packages both for chromium and chromium-ungoogled are available in my repository and its mirrors (like my own US server and in a short while, the UK mirror).

Cheers, Eric


  1. tasos

    Thanks Eric!

  2. Konrad J Hambrick

    Thanks Eric.
    Installed chromium-114.0.5735.133-x86_64-1alien and chromium-ungoogled-114.0.5735.133-x86_64-1alien this morning.
    Posting from chromium-ungoogled-114.0.5735.133-x86_64-1alien and it is working very well as always.
    — kjh

  3. Jim

    Thanks Eric

  4. Marco

    Thanks Eric! Do you know of any reason why the Chromium-ungoogled package is bigger this time compared to the Chromium package? I see it’s because of the chromedriver file being about 15 MB bigger in the chromium-ungoogled package.

    • alienbob

      I can’t tell you what went into the chromedriver binary. Perhaps its the content needed to display the page “chrome://ungoogled-first-run/” which was added for this release, and which gives new users of Un-googled Chromium some pointers to get started.
      You can open “chrome://ungoogled-first-run/” at any time in your chromium-ungoogled by the way.

      • Marco

        Thanks for your answer. Still, 16.5 MB for a webpage seems a little much. I guess I’m just a little suspicious sometimes…

      • Marco

        The strange thing is, the source code for 114.0.5735.133 is actually 15 MB smaller than 114.0.5735.106. But I don’t understand much about the relationship between the source size and the build size…

      • Marco

        I’m sorry, I stand corrected, it’s only 15 KB. I guess the main part of the build is the Chromium source download which is then stripped from all Google code…

        • alienbob

          Well, the chromium source code tarball is used un-modified. The patches are in the ungoogled-chromium tarball which is not distributed by Google – obviously.
          I advise you to build chromium from source yourself if you want to learn why the size of a binary file changed after applying un-googling patches. I really don’t have time for that kind of luxury.

  5. Marco

    Thank you for the Chromium 114.0.5735.198 update!
    Hope you’re doing better. Cheers, Marco

  6. Konrad J Hambrick

    Thanks for chromium-114.0.5735.198-x86_64-1alien and chromium-ungoogled-114.0.5735.198-x86_64-1alien Eric.
    Posting from chromium-ungoogled-114.0.5735.198-x86_64-1alien and it all works very well as expected.
    Thanks again
    — kjh

  7. Azirek

    Where is new version for slackware 14.2 64bit?

    • Jen

      It was discontinued around February, I believe.

  8. Marco

    Hee Eric,
    Thanks for the Chromium (-ungoogled) 115.0.5790.170 update!
    Hope you’re doing better.
    Cheers, Marco

    • alienbob

      Ups & downs. There was a need for several package updates after the summer hiatus, though.

  9. Konrad J Hambrick

    Thanks Eric for chromium-115.0.5790.170-x86_64-1alien and chromium-ungoogled-115.0.5790.170-x86_64-1alien
    Posting from chromium-ungoogled-115.0.5790.170-x86_64-1alien on Slackware64 15.0 + Multilib and everything works well as usual.
    — kjh

    • alienbob

      Good to see that there are at least two people using my packages still šŸ˜‰

      • Marco

        I think there are a lot more people profiting from your work (and being grateful for it) then you think. Some take it for granted , you know how it goes. But please don’t underestimate the importasnce of your work!

        • gegechris

          Hi Eric,
          Marco is right, there are many people who enjoy your packages and who don’t always post their gratitude in your blog (I’m one of them).
          Not to find any excuse for not posting more often here, but Slackware community gave us such great tools to maintain our system (slackpkg+, sbopkg) that we don’t have/need to constantly check for updates in our browser.
          So let me take this opportunity to thank you again for your great work for the Slackware community, not just the packages but also liveslak and your well-written blog posts.

          • alienbob

            Thanks gegechris šŸ™‚

  10. Marco

    than, importance

  11. Marco

    Thanks for the Chromium-ungoogled 116.0.5845.96 update!
    Cheers, Marco

    • Konrad J Hambrick

      Thanks for all the updates Eric !
      I’ve installed the list below on Slackware64 15.0 +MultiLib and all work well:
      — kjh

      • alienbob

        No keepassxc ? šŸ˜‰

        • Konrad J Hambrick

          oops !
          keepassxc squeaked by … I missed it !
          Thanks for the heads up, Eric.
          — kjh

          # before:
          # ver keepassxc
          -rw-r–r– 1 root root 4715 Mar 23 2022 /var/log/packages/keepassxc-2.6.6-x86_64-1alien

          # after
          # ver keepassxc
          -rw-r–r– 1 root root 5063 Aug 18 16:09 /var/log/packages/keepassxc-2.7.6-x86_64-1alien

  12. Marco

    Chromium-ungoogled 116.0.5845.110 update!
    Thank you.

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