Friday, December 8, 2023

Chrome Has a Serious Vulnerability – Here’s What to Do

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The patch was released on Tuesday, but it hasn’t rolled out to all computers yet.

The cyber security center of Finnish transport and communications agency Traficom said in its weekly report that the computer version of Google’s popular Chrome web browser has vulnerabilities that should be updated.

The most serious of these is the critical vulnerability with number CVE-2023-2721. There is still no numerical severity rating for this, i.e. CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System). This is a numerical value that describes how dangerous a security hole is in the wrong hands.

Google won’t disclose the details of the vulnerability until most browsers are updated. This is to prevent cyber criminals or spies from finding and exploiting it. The vulnerability is clearly serious.

In total, the update fixes 12 vulnerabilities in Chrome. In addition to one important difference, repair consists of four wounds that represent the second highest severity category.

Update Tuesday 16.5 has already been released, but it hasn’t rolled out to all machines yet. You can update your computer’s browser by going to the 3-dot menu in the upper right corner, then selecting Help and then About Google Chrome.

Chrome will then update itself. Still needed a restart to fix it.

The secure version on Mac and Linux is 113.0.5672.126 and on Windows, additionally, the version is 113.0.5672.127.

Since the vulnerability only affects desktop versions of Chrome, mobile versions are not at risk.

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