Google Chrome Latest Update: Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of IT has issued a high risk warning for Google Chrome browser users. The warning is for users who are using the desktop version of the browser prior to 101.0.4951.41. According to the warning, a number of flaws have been reported in Google Chrome that could be used by anyone to enter arbitrary code, steal sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, and cause buffer overflows on the target system.
It is further stated in the advisory, "SwiftShader, Angle, Device API, Sharing, File System API, Ozone, Browser Switcher, Bookmarks, Dev Tools and File Manager, Inappropriate Implementation in WebGL, Extension API, Input, HTML Parser, Web Authentication and Frame, WebGPU and Web UI These flaws exist in Google Chrome due to heap buffer overflow in settings, type confusion in V8, out-of-the-bond memory access in the UI shelf, inefficient data validation in blink editing, trusted types and dev tools, and incorrect security UI in downloads.  ;
The advantage of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote hacker to enter arbitrary code, steal sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, and cause buffer overflows on the target system. To avoid any fraud, CERT-In requires Google Chrome users on desktop to update to version 101.0.4951.41. This version was rolled out by the tech giant last week and includes many more improvements.
Last week, CERT-In also mentioned that several vulnerabilities have been reported in Android operating system users. The high risk warning was for Android 10, Android 11, Android 12 and Android 12L users. According to the advisory, exploiting these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain more privileges, expose sensitive information, and cause denial of service (DoS) conditions on the target system.