Google Reveals Zero-Day Exploit In Chrome: How To Fix Your Browser

Google Patches Zero-Day Flaw in Chrome Under Active Attacks

Google Patches Zero-Day Flaw in Chrome Under Active Attacks

Attackers combined an exploit for this vulnerability with an exploit for CVE-2019-5786, a use-after-free bug in Chrome's FileReader component. First, click the three dotted menu button, scroll down to Help, and click About Google Chrome. It asked chrome users to update the browser immediately.

The two zero-days were part of ongoing cyber-attacks that Clement Lecigne, a member of Google's Threat Analysis Group, discovered last week on February 27. "I wonder which one will get more attention?" he said before adding the following: "Also, seriously, update your Chrome installs. like right this minute".

Another day, another major security hole is found in a widely used piece of software. It is up to users to update their browser.

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We fear that our labor-intensive exports of agriculture, marine and handicraft products to the USA would be hit hard. India was one of the countries hit by Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum a year ago .

However, out of nowhere this week, on Tuesday, March 5, Google revealed that the Chrome security fix was actually a patch for a zero-day that was being exploited in the wild, but again, did not reveal any additional details.

Google Chrome updates are usually automatic, however they don't always roll out to everyone, all at once.

"Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix", Google said in a blog post warning about the discovery. To check which version of Chrome you now have or to initiate the automatic update process, click the Chrome settings button (three dots) and navigate to the Help menu, then click (or tap) About Google Chrome. "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", Google stated in a recent and related security notice.

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