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Stop What You're Doing and Update Google Chrome

Stop What You're Doing and Update Google Chrome

"I wonder which one will get more attention?" he said before adding the following: "Also, seriously, update your Chrome installs. like right this minute". This week, Google revealed that the update corrects a "high" severity flaw-CVE-2019-5786-that has been under attack by cybercriminals.

Today's blog post provides these much-needed details, with the company revealing the existence of the Windows 7 zero-day, which attackers were using together with the Chrome zero-day in coordinated attacks.

The update addressed a use-after-free memory corruption error in FileReader, a web interface in Chrome and other browsers that lets web apps read the contents of files stored on users' computers.

Google has described the vulnerability as a memory management issue in Chrome's FileReader which can allow hackers to inject and execute malicious code.

Search giant Google has urged its users to immediately update their Chrome browsers after discovering that a zero-day vulnerability was being actively exploited.

The security researcher said that Google made a decision to go public with information about the Windows zero-day because they believe Windows 7 users should be aware of the ongoing attacks and take protective measures, just in case the attackers are using the Windows 7 zero-day in combination with exploits on other browsers.

Those who are concerned can check their device is running the updated version of Google Chrome by opening a window and clicking on the three vertical dots in the right-hand corner. Just going to that page will trigger an update check, and Chrome will prompt you to relaunch it when finished.

There are good chances that the attackers can exploit this vulnerability to run malicious code and perform Remote Code Execution. From there, you will be able to see your version number.

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