chrome: Google Chrome users, the government has a “warning” for you

Google Chrome is the most popular internet browser in the world with millions of people using it daily. India’s Computer Emergency Response Team of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (CERT IN) issued a warning for all Google Chromium users.
Categorizing the severity rating as “high”, CERT-IN noted that “multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome, which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system”.
If an attacker managed to exploit these vulnerabilities, it could be dangerous for Chrome users. CERT-IN further explained that “These vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome due to free usage in Safe Browsing, Reader Mode, Web Search, Thumbnail Tab Strip, Screen Capture, window dialog, payments, extensions, accessibility, and streaming; Buffer overflow in ANGLE; Improper implementation in fullscreen mode, scrolling, extensions platform, and pointer lock; Type confusion in V8; policy bypass in COOP and out of bounds memory access in V8.
The problem exists in versions of Chrome earlier than 98.0.4758.80.
google has already rolled out an update that fixes this issue. Google said the update fixes 27 security issues. The tech giant noted that “access to bug details and links may be restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists. in a third-party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.

So Chrome users are advised to download the latest version from Google. “Chrome 98.0.4758.80/81/82 for Windows and 98.0.4758.80 for Mac and Linux contains a number of fixes and improvements,” Google said. The update has been rolled out and will reach users in the coming days, Google announced on February 1.


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