Why These Users Should Update Their Google Chrome Browser Now
The Computer Emergency Response Team India (CERT-In) of the IT Ministry has issued a high severity warning for Google Chrome browser users. The warning is for users who are using the desktop version of the browser earlier than 101.0.4951.41. According to the warning, multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome which can be exploited by someone to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, and cause a buffer overflow on the targeted system.
The advisory further reveals that “these vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome due to free use in Vulkan, SwiftShader, ANGLE, Device API, Sharing, File System API, Ozone, Browser Switcher, Bookmarks, Dev Tools, and File Manager; Improper implementation in WebGL, Extensions API, Input, HTML Parser, Web Authentication and frame; Heap buffer overflow in WebGPU and Web UI Settings; Type Confusion in V8; Memory access out of bounds in UI shelf; Insufficient validation of data in Blink Editing, Trusted Types and Dev Tools; Incorrect security UI in downloads. »
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, and cause a buffer overflow on the targeted system. To avoid any scams, CERT-In wants Google Chromium computer users to update to version 101.0.4951.41. The mentioned version was rolled out by the tech giant last week and contains a number of fixes and improvements.
Last week, CERT-In also mentioned that several vulnerabilities have been reported among users of the Android operating system. The high severity warning was intended for Android 10, Android 11, Android 12, and Android 12L users. According to the advisory, successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow the attacker to gain elevated privileges, disclose sensitive information, and cause denial of service (DoS) conditions on the targeted system.