Indian government issues new major security warning for Chrome users: Here’s what you need to do

 

Google Chrome is constantly facing new security threats and now a big warning has been issued by the Indian government this month. The latest Chrome security warning comes with a high severity ranking through the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), which will leave millions of Chrome users worried.

According to CERT-In’s latest security bulletin, “Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome that could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on the targeted system. “

Who is affected by the latest Chrome security vulnerability?

The bulletin clearly states that people using Chrome versions before the latest version on Windows and Linux machines are at risk. Here are the exact details shared by the security agency:

– Google Chrome versions before 122.0.6261.111/.112 for Windows and Mac

– Google Chrome versions before 122.0.6261.111 for Linux

What security threats should Chrome users be concerned about?

The bulletin states that, “These vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome due to a use-after-free error within the FedCM component; Out of bounds memory access and improper implementation in V8. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted web page to a targeted system.

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a DoS condition on the targeted system.” The best way to avoid falling victim to the new security threat is to install the Chrome browser on your Windows PC. Update to the latest version, which has already been released by the Chrome team.

To stay safe, users need to download the latest available software updates for Google Chrome, no matter what platform they are on. You can do this by going to the three-dot menu on Chrome – Settings – About – Update Chrome. Google has listed the security fixes coming with the stable channel update.

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