Recently, CERT-In (The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) issued a warning to all the users of Google Chrome after detecting some vulnerabilities in the browser. Undoubtedly, Google Chrome is one of the most popular and preferred internet browsers in the world. Thousands of people rely on this browser to get solutions to any problem they face in their career, education, or life. But what if their preferred internet browser itself has vulnerabilities in it? It is a point of concern for every Google Chrome user. Therefore, CERT-In came to the fore to warn its users about its vulnerabilities. However, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team also suggested a solution to protect yourself from Google Chrome’s vulnerabilities. Let’s delve deep into the details and find out more details about it. Continue reading this article.
CERT-In Issues Warning To Google Chrome Users
In fact, CERT-In issued a high severity rating warning to the users of Google Chrome after detecting multiple vulnerabilities in the browser. CERT-In highlighted several gaps in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers or cyber criminals. After hearing this high severity rating warning from the national nodal agency for cyber crimes, netizens were left worried about their personal data. Therefore, people are eager to know what gaps CERT-In found in the internet browser. Take a look below to know this.
According to CERT-In, there are multiple vulnerabilities in the internet browser of Google. These gaps could allow the hacker or other cyber criminals to execute arbitrary code cause a denial-of-service condition and bypass security restrictions on the attacked device. The national nodal agency further stated, “These vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome due to heap buffer overflow in vp8 encoding in ‘libvpx’, use-after-free error in Extensions and Passwords. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by executing a specially created HTML page,” The nodal agency of India also added that the vulnerability under CVE-2023-5217 is being exploited in the wild. Now the question arises of how to protect from these vulnerabilities.
Solution for Google Chrome’s Vulnerabilities
To keep the devices of the people safe, CERT-In also shared a solution for the problem. CERT-In shared a link to update the internet browser app appropriately. Users who want to remain safe or do not want to face issues in the future kindly follow the link provided by CERT-In to update the app appropriately. Talking about CERT-In is India’s nodal agency that handles computer security incidents when they happen.