Security Market Segment LS
Friday, 28 February 2020 08:53

Google fixes zero-day Chrome bug being exploited on Windows 10 Featured

By
Google fixes zero-day Chrome bug being exploited on Windows 10 Pixabay

Google has released a fix for a high-severity vulnerability in its Chrome browser. The bug is currently being exploited in the wild on Windows 10 systems.

Google has yet to reveal full details of the flaw and has imposed a seven-day disclosure deadline because of this.

The company has issued patches for Windows, macOS and Linux but the Chrome versions running on Android, iOS or Chrome OS have yet to be fixed.

The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team said in an advisory that the flaw was caused by a type confusion in Chrome's V8 JavaScript Engine.

"Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could corrupt memory and allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code," SingCERT added.

iTWire has contacted Google for comment.

Commenting on the bug, Satnam Narang, senior researcher engineer at security firm Tenable, said: "At this stage, details about the vulnerability (CVE-2020-6418) are minimal. However, researchers have published a proof-of-concept exploit for the flaw.

"Typically, we see these types of vulnerabilities paired with a sandbox escape flaw, which can be used to gain arbitrary code execution. For instance, a type confusion vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox was exploited along with a sandbox escape vulnerability in June 2019 as part of targeted attacks.

"However, no further information about the possibility of a second vulnerability associated with this attack is currently available.

"To mitigate this, be sure to identify vulnerable assets and apply the latest patch for Google Chrome in a timely fashion."

DIGITAL MARKETING HAS NO SOCIAL DISTANCING OR TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

As part of our Lead Machine Methodology we will help you get more leads, more customers and more business. Let us help you develop your digital marketing campaign

Digital Marketing is ideal in these tough times and it can replace face to face marketing with person to person marketing via the phone conference calls and webinars

Significant opportunity pipelines can be developed and continually topped up with the help of Digital Marketing so that deals can be made and deals can be closed

- Newsletter adverts in dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- News site adverts from small to large sizes also as dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- Guest Editorial - get your message out there and put your CEO in the spotlight

- Promotional News and Content - displayed on the homepage and all pages

- Leverage our proven event promotion methodology - The Lead Machine gets you leads

Contact Andrew our digital campaign designer on 0412 390 000 or via email andrew.matler@itwire.com

CONTACT US!

LAYER 1 ENCRIPTION A KEY TO CYBER-SECURITY SOLUTION

Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries.

Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).

Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts.

This white paper titled, “When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information” is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors.

To access click Download here.

DOWNLOAD!

Sam Varghese

website statistics

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS

REVIEWS

Recent Comments