Google Chrome Latest Update: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of IT has issued a high risk warning for Google Chrome browser users. The warning is for users who are using the desktop version of the browser prior to 101.0.4951.41. According to the warning, a number of flaws have been reported in Google Chrome that could be used by anyone to enter arbitrary code, steal sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, and cause buffer overflows on the target system.
The advisory further states, “SwiftShader, Angle, Device API, Sharing, File System API, Ozone, Browser Switcher, Bookmarks, Dev Tools and File Manager, Inappropriate Implementation in WebGL, Extension API, Input, HTML Parser, Web Authentication and Frames, heap buffer overflow in WebGPU and Web UI settings, type confusion in V8, out-of-bond memory access in UI Shelf, inefficient data validation in Blink editing, TrustedTypes and Dev Tools, and incorrect security UI in download Google. are present in chrome.
Taking advantage of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote hacker to enter arbitrary code, steal sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, and cause buffer overflows on a target system. To avoid any fraud, CERT-In requires Google Chrome users on desktop to update to version 101.0.4951.41. This version was rolled out by the tech giant last week and includes many more improvements.
Last week, CERT-In also mentioned that several vulnerabilities have been reported in Android operating system users. The high risk warning was for Android 10, Android 11, Android 12 and Android 12L users. According to the advisory, exploiting these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain more privileges, expose sensitive information, and cause denial of service (DoS) conditions on the target system.
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