The Government of India’s Computer Emergency Response Team or CERT-In continues to send alerts, warning the masses about various vulnerabilities being discovered in consumer products, be it Android, iOS, Mac or Windows. Now, it’s back with another alert in the form of multiple “high” risk vulnerabilities found in Google Chrome.
CVE-2024-1283 and CVE-2024-1284 are the Google Chrome vulnerabilities in question here.
What is the risk?
Being high-risk vulnerabilities, they are susceptible to being exploited by a remote attacker to “execute arbitrary code”, which is basically a denial of service (DoS) attack, and this, in turn, can be used to steal confidential information from the aim at the computer easily.
Additionally, CERT-In said: “These vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome due to use after free in Mojo and heap buffer overflow in Skia. “A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted request to the target system.”
Who is affected and how to protect yourself?
These Google Chrome vulnerabilities exist in both Google Chrome for Windows versions 122.0.6167.160/161 and earlier, and Google Chrome for Mac and Linux versions 122.0.6167.160 and earlier.
To be safe, users should download the latest software update available for Google Chrome on whatever platform they are on. Google has listed here the security fixes that come with the stable channel update.
In related news, CERT-In, last week, also warned users about vulnerabilities found in the Android operating system. These vulnerabilities affect Android versions 11, 12, 13, and 14, and exist in System, System, ARM Components, MediaTek Components, Unisoc Components, Qualcomm Components, and Near Origin Components. from Qualcomm.
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first published: February 13, 2024, 07:36 IST