Warning: Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), issued a high-security warning for Google Chrome users due to certain vulnerabilities in the browser that can be exploited by hackers to gain control of devices for multiple malicious actions that could even include stealing your personal information.
Google Chrome is a popular web browser that is used by millions of people worldwide. The report stated that, like any complex software, there can be vulnerabilities in the code of the software, which the malicious hackers might try to exploit.
The report further mentioned different issues, that might cause vulnerabilities in Google Chrome, including:
“Use after free”, meaning that the memory that has been freed is still in use, which can lead to certain security issues.
“Out of Bounds memory access” relates to the vulnerabilities in the CSS, V8, and fonts components: which means that a hacker can have access to the memory they are not supposed to have access to.
Additionally, the report also stated that the exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote hacker to take control of the victim’s computer and perform malicious tasks.
The vulnerabilities highlighted by CERT-In are:
CERT-In has advised users to keep their browsers up to date with the recent security patches. Additionally, users must be watchful while surfing the internet and special care must be taken in cases of those sites that are suspicious or untrustworthy.
Reacting to these vulnerabilities, Google has also updated stable and extended channels to 116.0.5845.110 for Mac and Linux and 116.0.5845.110/.111 for Windows, that will be rolled out in the coming days/weeks.