Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability

  • CERT Admin
  • Wed Mar 06 2019
  • Alerts

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 the latest version of the Mozilla's Firefox on Windows, Linux and Mac.

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.
 

Last updated: Wed Mar 06 2019