Google releases fix for zero-day exploit in Chrome

Google Patches Zero-Day Flaw in Chrome Under Active Attacks

Also, seriously, update your Chrome installs... like right this minute.

Talking specifically about this exploitable bug, Chrome has chosen to keep the details under the hood to make sure that the majority of the users update their browsers before the flaw is made public. "Reported by Clement Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group on 2019-02-27", the update reveals.

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. ZDnet reports that the hack exploited a security flaw named CVE-2019-5786, a patch to this issue was included in a version of Chrome released on March 1st; the version number was 72.0.3626.121. "We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven't yet fixed".

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The security issue tracked as CVE-2019-5786 and rated by the Google Chrome team as high severity is a use-after-free flaw in the browser's FileReader API, an API created to allow the browser to access and read locally stored files.

Search giant Google has urged its users to immediately update their Chrome browsers after discovering that a zero-day vulnerability was being actively exploited. You will be shown your current browser version and be alerted if you have an update pending. This time around, a flaw in Chrome's implementation of the FileReader API allowed sites to break out of their sandbox and execute native code. A mark just needs to be lured into opening a booby-trapped website from, say, an instant-messenger link or email, or viewing a malicious advert, using a vulnerable version of Chrome to potentially fall victim. Or you might already be patched.

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