Government agency reports several vulnerabilities in Chrome browser and advises an update

India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has reported several serious security vulnerabilities in Google’s Chrome web browser and urged users to update the software.

In an advisory, CERT-In – a cybersecurity agency under the Union’s Department of Electronics and Technology – highlighted 25 “high-severity” vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious actors and advised users to update Google Chrome to version 101.0.4951.41.

“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, and cause a buffer overflow on the system targeted,” CERT-In said in the memo.

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The agency said the vulnerabilities could have been caused by a host of reasons, including – but not limited to – the free use of Vulkan (an open standard for 3D graphics and computing), as well as exploits in SwiftShader (which implements the Vulkan GUI Application Programming Interface, or API), ANGLE (a JavaScript API built into Chrome’s backend), Device API, Sharing and Filesystem API.

Google recently rolled out the critical update to fix vulnerabilities in its flagship browser, which potentially put 3.2 billion users at risk. The update addresses issues faced by users on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms.

The vulnerabilities also affect browsers that use Google’s free and open-source web browser software, such as Brave and Microsoft Edge.

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