Thursday, 2 April 2015

Critical Vulnerability In Google Chrome Patched

Google has released a new version of Google Chrome released that fixes four vulnerabilities, including a critical vulnerability that the underlying operating system in the worst case could be full. Visiting a malicious or hacked website or see getting an infected ad would have been sufficient in this case.

This kind of critical vulnerabilities are rare in Google Chrome. Last year there were only three of these types of leaks reported in Chrome. Critical vulnerabilities allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on the computer can perform, such as installing malware, come because of the sandbox security in the browser rare. In addition to a leak in the browser must also be a leak in the sandbox are found to execute code on the underlying system.

The vulnerability, which consists of various bugs, was reported by an anonymous security researcher. Google rewarded the researcher before with a total of almost $ 30,000. Besides this leak is also a vulnerability patched during the Pwn2Own contest was demonstrated. Researcher Jung Hoon Lee aka "lokihardt" succeeded during the event in order to execute arbitrary code via various vulnerabilities. Update to Chrome 41.0.2272.118 will happen automatically in most cases.

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