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Google Patches High-Severity Flaws in Google Chrome

 

Systems Affected



Threat Level


High


Overview


Google has released a new version of Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms addressing multiple high security flaws.


Description


According to the Google security advisory, Google has released a security patch for the Chrome browser addressing several high severity bugs identified by many security professionals.

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary codes on the machines running a vulnerable chrome browser. According to the Centre of Internet Security (CIS), depending the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could view, change, or delete data in the computer.

Some of the high severity flaws that are addressed in the patch are vulnerabilities in the WebAudio component of Chrome (CVE-2020-6450 and CVE-2020-6451), heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2020-6452) and Critical CVE-2020-6457.


Impact


  ✻  Unauthorized access to your computer
  ✻  Distribution of malware
  ✻  Disruption to your day to day activities
  ✻  Expose of your personal information such as usernames and passwords


Solution/ Workarounds


  ✻  Apply the Google Chrome browser latest security patch 81.0.4044.113V for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms


References


  ✻  https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/04/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_15.html
  ✻  https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/04/18/google-chrome-81-critical-security-exploit-upgrade-warning-update-chrome-browser/#757d1fe76bde


Disclaimer


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


 
     

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