Recently, Google has released another major update for Chrome users. The new update addresses a single zero-day bug affecting the Chrome browsers.
Indeed, an exclusive update patching a single security issue hints at the severity of the matter. Therefore, users should promptly update their Chrome browser versions on their devices.
Google has not shared any details yet regarding the vulnerability, as is a norm for the tech giant to prevent excessive exploitation.
Nonetheless, identifying the bug as CVE-2021-37973, Google mentioned it as a high-severity use-after-free vulnerability in Portals. Exploiting this bug could allow an adversary to execute arbitrary codes on target systems.
Although the tech giant has kept the details veiled for now, it seems the bad actors already know the bug. Google has confirmed exploitation of the flaw in the wild. As stated in its advisory,
Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2021-37973 exists in the wild.
However, since the firm has released the patches with Chrome 94.0.4606.61, all Windows, Mac, and Linux users must ensure updating their devices with the latest browser version to avoid any threats.
Update Your Chrome Asap
Earlier this month, Google addressed two zero-day flaws in the V8 component and Indexed DB API under attack.
Whereas, the tech giant has fixed roughly a dozen zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome until now in 2021.
These back-to-back emergency fixes indicate how vulnerable browsers can pose severe security threats. While it’s always recommended that users keep their devices and apps up-to-date, things become more serious for browsers, mainly if the bugs exist in a browser like Google Chrome that enjoys a vast customer base.
According to Oberlo stats, Chrome is the most used web browser as of June 2021. Therefore, if exploited, any vulnerabilities in this browser can impact a huge number of users globally.