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Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability

 

Systems Affected


Google Chrome versions below 72.0.3626.121

Threat Level


High


Overview


Security researcher Clement Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group discovered and reported a high severity vulnerability in Chrome late last month that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and take full control of the computers.


Description


Vulnerability affects google chrome web browsing software for all major operating systems such as Microsoft windows, Apple macOS and Linux. Vulnerability will lead attackers to mount remote code execution attacks on the system. This will lead attackers to gain access to some computers.
Google also warned that this zero-day vulnerability is actively being exploited by the attackers to target chrome users.


Impact


  ✦  Malicious user can get access to your computer.
  ✦  Malicious user can execute arbitrary code on the system.
  ✦  Disruption to regular operations.
  ✦  Other web browsers software is not at risk.


Solution/ Workarounds


  ✦  Update google chrome web browser to the latest (72.0.3626.121).
  ✦  Update google chrome on mobile or tablets devices.
  ✦  Download the google chrome from the official website.


References


https://www.cert.govt.nz/businesses-and-individuals/recent-threats/google-chrome-web-browser-security-issue/
https://thehackernews.com/2019/03/update-google-chrome-hack.html


Disclaimer


The information provided herein is on "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind.


 
     

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