Google Chrome: Severity vulnerability alert issued

Shruti Govil
Shruti Govil June 10, 2024
Updated 2024/06/09 at 4:27 PM

Google Chrome desktop browser has been found to have a high severity vulnerability, for which the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) of India has issued an alert. According to reports, the vulnerability affects users of both Mac and Windows, and it allows a remote attacker to take control of affected systems and run arbitrary code on them. 

CERT-In claims that a type confusion vulnerability in Chrome allows for attackers to take advantage of the issue by sending specially constructed requests to the affected computers. 

When a program allots memory to store a particular type of data but misinterprets it, it creates a vulnerability known as “type confusion.” This leaves the device open to assaults and can result in arbitrary code execution, data corruption, and system crashes. 

Google has released an update to fix the security bug that was being actively exploited in the wild. 

Google declared in a blog post that “for Windows and Mac, the stable channel update is 125.0.6422.112/.113. On the other hand, Linux users will be able to access 125.0.6422.112 throughout the next several days or weeks.” 

Important security updates are automatically installed by Google and take effect upon relaunching the browser. Users can check the settings menu to manually install updates, though. 

Since the beginning of the year, Google has patched eight known vulnerabilities in Chrome.

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