- CERT-IN Issues High-Severity Warning For Google Chrome
- Android users are warned by the Indian government about critical vulnerabilities; these versions are vulnerable.
How is Google Chrome unsafe?**
**Versions unsafe mentioned below
Giving technical details, it said the software affected is “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“.
Google Chrome is a widely used web browser. However, CERT-In has released a high-severity warning alerting users to “multiple vulnerabilities” in the browser that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and cause a denial of service condition on the targeted system.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) warned users to “apply appropriate updates as mentioned by the vendor” in a vulnerability note published on Wednesday. The note stated that a remote attacker could exploit specific vulnerabilities by sending a specially crafted request to the targeted system.
On its website, which provides users with vulnerability notes and advisories, CERT-In stated that “multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and cause denial of service (DoS) conditions on the targeted system.”
The national nodal organization for handling computer security incidents as they arise is CERT-In.
What is up with Android?
- Users running Android OS versions 11, 12, 12L, and 13 are the target audience for this alert.
- The discovery of multiple vulnerabilities in various Android OS versions is the main source of concern for CERT-In.
- The organization has emphasized how crucial it is for consumers to update their Android OS.
CERT-In issues advisory for Android users
People running Android OS versions 11, 12, 12L, and 13 are the main target audience for this alert.
This warning is due to the existence of several vulnerabilities that may give hackers access to private information.
The government organization has also emphasized how critical it is for users to update their Android operating systems because vulnerabilities in older OS versions make it easier for hackers to exploit them.
According to CERT-In, these vulnerabilities result from issues with various Android operating system components. This comprises the system, the framework, the Google Play system updates, the closed-source, MediaTek, Arm, UNISOC, and Qualcomm components.
By exploiting these vulnerabilities, malicious actors may be able to execute any code, gain additional authority, obtain critical data, and disrupt system functionality. Users become more susceptible to online dangers like fraud and data breaches as a result.
How to stay safe from such vulnerabilities?
Android users, whether they own Samsung, OnePlus, Google Pixel, or other Android devices, must promptly install Google’s security updates in order to protect themselves from these security risks.
It is crucial to keep your Android system updated with these patches. It contributes to the security of your personal data.