Indian government warns Google Chrome uses, citing security vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities in Google Chrome could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code and gain access to sensitive information, warns Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser across the world, used by desktop and smartphone users alike. With our increasing reliance on web browsers for online tasks, we are forced to share more personal information than ever before. To ensure user safety, Google frequently releases security updates for its Chrome browser. However, some users still prefer to use older versions of the browser for ease of use, despite the fact that older versions are easier to exploit.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), which operates under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has recently issued a warning for users of older versions of Google Chrome. The warning specifically applies to versions of the browser prior to 110.0.5481.177.

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome that could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code and gain access to sensitive information on the targeted system. According to CERT-In, these vulnerabilities exist due to Use after free in Prompts, Web Payments API, SwiftShader, Vulkan, Video, and WebRTC; Heap buffer overflow in Video & Integer overflow in PDF. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by tricking a victim into visiting a specially crafted web page.

To avoid falling victim to such attacks, users are advised to apply appropriate patches as suggested by Google. It’s essential to keep your browser up-to-date with the latest security updates to minimize the risk of any potential cyber threats.

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