New vulnerabilities detected in Google Chrome, update your browser: CERT-In

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Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Google Chrome, prompting the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to issue a warning and advise users to update their browsers. 

The vulnerabilities involve errors in Federated Credential Management (FedCM) and issues related to memory access and V8 script implementation. Errors in Federated Credential Management (FedCM) and improper implementation of the V8 script in Chrome versions v122.0.6261.111 for Windows & Linux, and v122.0.6261.112 for Macs were noted, along with potential memory access issues.

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service (DoS) condition on the targeted system. Google has acknowledged these security vulnerabilities and has initiated the rollout of updates to address them. However, the complete update process is expected to take a few weeks to reach all Chrome versions for Windows, Linux, and Mac PCs.

Users are strongly urged to update their Chrome browsers to the latest versions promptly. The update can be initiated by accessing the three-dot menu in Chrome, navigating to Settings, selecting About, and clicking on Update Chrome. While technology companies play a vital role in ensuring platform security, users are reminded to exercise caution and avoid visiting suspicious or untrustworthy websites to minimize the risk of exploitation.

CERT-In emphasizes the significance of updating Chrome to safeguard against potential cyber threats. Users are encouraged to stay informed about security fixes provided in the stable channel update. The detection of vulnerabilities in Google Chrome underscores the importance of prompt updates to ensure user security. 

The collaboration between security agencies like CERT-In and technology providers plays a crucial role in addressing and mitigating potential risks. Users are advised to stay vigilant, update their browsers, and adopt safe browsing practices to protect against cyber threats.

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