‘High-severity vulnerability’ found in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge; SingCERT advises users to update browsers

'High-severity vulnerability' found in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge; SingCERT advises users to update browsers

SINGAPORE: Users and administrators of Google Chrome and other Chromium- based browsers, including Microsoft Edge, should update their browsers to their latest versions immediately, the Singapore Cyber Emergency Response Team ( SingCERT ) said on Monday ( May 27 ).

This comes after accounts that hackers are constantly exploiting a “high- intensity risk” affecting older editions of the browsers.

” There have been reports of active exploitation of a high- severity vulnerability affecting Google Chrome”, SingCERT, which falls under&nbsp, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore ( CSA ), said in an advisory on Monday.

Google Chrome variations due to 125.0.6422.60 are affected by this frailty, which has been designated CVE- 2024- 4947.

SingCERT claimed that a” form confusion glitch in the V8 JavaScript engine” is responsible for the risk, adding that it also affects other Chromium-based sites, including Microsoft Edge.

According to the statement,” Successful exploitation of the risk could allow an intruder to execute remote code using a malicious HTML page that has been created.”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, the United States, has even advised users and administrators who are affected by the risk to “apply countermeasures per merchant instructions or discontinue use of the item if countermeasures are unavailable.”

A distant attacker could execute arbitrary code inside a sandbox using a designed HTML page, according to the bug.