Google patches zero-day vulnerability in Chrome

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 26 2020 @ 13:14 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Google rolled out a new version of Chrome that fixes a security vulnerability that's actively exploited by cybercriminals. To be protected against attacks, you need Chrome version 80.0.3987.122. The security flaw concerns a type confusion bug in V8, the part of Chrome that processes JavaScript code.
A type confusion refers to coding bugs during which an app initializes data execution operations using input of a specific "type" but is tricked into treating the input as a different "type."

The "type confusion" leads to logical errors in the app's memory and can lead to situations where an attacker can run unrestricted malicious code inside an application.
The bug, which is listed as CVE-2020-6418, was disovered by Clement Lecigne, a member of Google's Threat Analysis Group.

Via: ZD Net

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