Update Your Browser Right Now! Chrome Zero-day Under Active Attacks!

Update Your Browser Right Now! Chrome Zero-day Under Active Attacks!

Google stated that the security flaw was to do with a memory management error in the browsers FileReader API which allows web apps to read files that are present on a user's computer.

Google revealed today that a Chrome zero-day the company patched last week was actually used together with a second one, a zero-day impacting the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

"Today, also in compliance with our policy, we are publicly disclosing its existence, because it is a serious vulnerability in Windows that we know was being actively exploited in targeted attacks", Clement Lecigne, a member of Google's Threat Analysis Group, wrote in a blog post published Thursday.

The fix is included in Chrome 72.0.3626.121 for Android and desktop platforms.

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How can users fix the security issue in the Chrome browser? Classified as a use-after-free vulnerability, the flaw could enable attackers to conduct remote code execution attacks, taking full control of their target's PCs.

"Justin Schuh, Chrome's security engineer chief, warned users to update Chrome "right this minute" on Twitter, declaring it a "#PSA [Public Service Announcement]".

"The vulnerability is a NULL pointer dereference in win32k!MNGetpItemFromIndex when NtUserMNDragOver () system call is called under specific circumstances", he added. If you don't see this button, you're on the latest version.

Protect yourself from a new zero-day vulnerability by ensuring that your installation of Google Chrome is updated to the latest version. Either way, you can check for updates by clicking on the three vertical dots in the browser's upper-right corner and navigating to Help About Google Chrome.

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