Google Chrome Releases Updates for Remediation of the Zero-day Vulnerability (CVE-2020-6418) Threat Alert

Google Chrome Releases Updates for Remediation of the Zero-day Vulnerability (CVE-2020-6418) Threat Alert

March 16, 2020 | Mina Hao

Overview

On February 24, local time, Google released updates for fixing multiple vulnerabilities existing in the desktop Chrome browser, including the high-risk CVE-2020-6418 vulnerability that has been exploited by attackers in the wild.

CVE-2020-6418 is a type confusion vulnerability in V8, which is Google Chrome’s open-source JavaScript and WebAssembly engine. This vulnerability was discovered and reported by Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group.

Reference:

https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/02/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_24.html

Affected Versions

  • Google Chrome Version < 80.0.3987.122

Unaffected Versions

  • Google Chrome Version = 80.0.3987.122

(applicable to Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms)

Solution

Google has released new versions to fix the preceding vulnerability. Affected users are advised to upgrade Chrome as soon as possible.

For more information, see Google’s official security advisory at the following link:

https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/02/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_24.html

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