New Chrome Zero Day
Security Alerts / Posted November 01, 2019
Check if you are vulnerable to CVE-2019-13720 & CVE-2019-13721
If the above is showing you are vulnerable you should probably update your Chrome browser to the latest version before reading the rest of this article [instructions below].
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New Zero Day Vulnerability Details – CVE-2019-13720 & CVE-2019-13721
Google have stated they are ‘aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2019-13720 exists in the wild’ but so far have reported little else announcing ‘access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix.’ Which is fair enough.
Google hasn’t released official details on the exploit but in a nutshell memory corruption vulnerabilities were found in key components of the Chrome browser which could potentially lead to code execution on the user’s machine if a malicious page is visited.
For more information take a look here:
How do I fix this vulnerability?
Google has released Chrome version 78.0.3904.87 for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. To update head to your Chrome settings and click ‘About Google Chrome.’ This should manually trigger the update.
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