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Google Chrome Vulnerability Being Weaponized

By May 13, 2021June 22nd, 2022No Comments
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Google Chrome Vulnerability Being Weaponized

A new Chrome use-after-free memory corruption flaw that affects Adobe Reader for Windows has been reported to be weaponized.

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Chrome Zero-Day Is Currently Weaponized

Google has released Chrome_v9 90.0.4430.212 today to the Stable Channel and is impacting Windows, Linux and Mac OS, fixing a total of 43 vulnerabilities. So far this year, Google released at least one zero-day version of Chrome each month.

One of the bugs, tracked as CVE-2021-28550, is a use-after-free memory corruption flaw that affects Adobe Reader for Windows that has been reported to be weaponized.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Chrome or later using Syxsense Secure.

Syxscore Risk Alert

This vulnerability has a significant risk as this can be exposed over any network, with low complexity and without privileges.  The CVE carries a CVSS score of 7.8 (High Severity)  the vulnerability is being weaponized.

  • Attack Vector: Local
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope (Jump Point): No
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