The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has raised a red flag by issuing a high-severity warning regarding “multiple vulnerabilities” detected in the widely used web browser, Google Chrome. These vulnerabilities pose a significant risk, as they could potentially enable remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and trigger a denial of service condition on the target system.
In a vulnerability note published recently, CERT-In alerted users to the potential exploitation of these vulnerabilities by remote attackers. The attackers can achieve this by sending a specially crafted request to the target system. CERT-In strongly recommended that users take prompt action by implementing the necessary updates provided by the vendor.
According to the technical specifics provided by CERT-In, the vulnerable software includes “Google Chrome versions prior to 118.0.5993.70/.71 for Windows” and “Google Chrome versions prior to 118.0.5993.70 for Mac and Linux.”
The security advisory on the CERT-In website emphasizes that “multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and cause denial of Services (DoS) condition on the targeted system.”
CERT-In serves as the national nodal agency responsible for promptly responding to computer security incidents and providing essential guidance and advisories to users. In this context, its recent warning underscores the critical need for users to take proactive measures in securing their systems against these vulnerabilities in Google Chrome.