Several “high severity” vulnerabilities found in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox


Several new vulnerabilities have been detected in two of the most commonly used Internet browsers, all of which have been given a “high” severity rating by India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). If you use one of these browsers, it is recommended that you download the latest software updates immediately.

According to two separate notices published by CERT-In on Monday, a total of 15 vulnerabilities were found in Mozilla products, including Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird, while eight vulnerabilities were found in Google Chrome. Firefox and Chrome are Internet browsers used on both desktop computers and mobile phones, while Thunderbird is an open-source email service provider from Mozilla.

“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla products that could allow a remote attacker to disclose sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, execute arbitrary code, perform impersonation attacks, and cause a denial of service (DoS) attack on the targeted system,” CERT-In said. about Mozilla product status.

Executing arbitrary code means a malicious hacker can run any program they want on the hacked computer, while a spoofing attack involves using the hacked device to impersonate the target while by perpetrating future criminal activities. A DoS attack consists of crashing a target server so that its services are denied to its users, and generally targets service providers.

The eight Google Chrome vulnerabilities can also leave target devices open to arbitrary code execution, according to CERT-In. All of the vulnerabilities have been classified as “high”, which is the second most severe severity rating assigned by the agency.

Chrome and Mozilla have acknowledged all vulnerabilities on their respective websites, with a detailed note about each vulnerability and its implications. Both products have also released fixes for all bugs in their latest software update, and users are urged to update their browsers immediately to avoid falling prey to cyberattacks.

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