Update your Chrome browser, says CERT-In
The Indian government has warned Google Chrome users and suggested updating the browser immediately. India’s Computer Emergency Response Team, or as it is called CERT-IN, has detected several flaws in the desktop version of Google Chrome.
Formed by the Indian Department of Information Technology in 2004, CERT-In stands for Computer Emergency Response Team India and is an information technology (IT) security organization mandated by the Government of India. Its aim is to keep tabs on cybersecurity threats – phishing and hacking, report vulnerabilities and promote effective IT security.
What does CERT-In say?
CERT-In has released a report indicating that users running versions of Chrome earlier than 106.05249.61 for Mac or Linux and 10.05249.61/62 for Windows are affected.
It further adds that the latest vulnerabilities found in Chrome can open the way for hackers to access your system remotely and execute arbitrary code or render the targeted system inoperable.
“These vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome for desktop due to use-after-release in CSS, insufficient validation of untrusted input in Developer Tools, use-after-release in Survey, use-after release in media, insufficient policy enforcement in dev tools, Use after release in wizard, Insufficient policy enforcement in custom tabs, Use after release in import, Insufficient validation of inputs not Incorrect security UI in fullscreen, Use after release in logging, Type confusion in Blink, Insufficient validation of untrusted inputs entered in safe browsing, Insufficient validation of untrusted inputs in intents, post-release usage in ChromeOS notifications,” says CE RT-In.
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service on the targeted system.
How do you stay on the safer side?
First, check your Chrome version and if it is older than 106.05249.61 for Mac or Linux and 10.05249.61/62 for Windows – update it to the latest version as suggested by CERT-In .