Google Chrome Latest Bug CVE-2021-21148 Fix has been Rolled Out

CVE-2021-21148 google chrome latest bug 2021

Google Chrome 88 Latest Update Fixes Critical Bug Being Actively Exploited in the Wild

  • Google Chrome stable channel update has been updated to version 88.0.4324 for Windows, Linux, and MAC users.

Google Chrome latest new stable version is rolling out for the Windows, MAC, and Linux users, the latest update brings one single security fix, but it is supposed to be a very critical security patch. 

While Chrome gets updated automatically in the background itself without checking for updates. 

If you want to check for the chrome update on your Windows, MAC, or Linux device then you can check manually and it is the best way to check for the updates, maybe you have turned off the auto-update in the background option so that you can get the latest update make sure to check for the updates manually

Google says that it may take a few weeks for all the devices and users to get the update, so users keep checking for the updates manually in the About Google Chrome section in the settings of the browser.

On this blog, Google details that Chrome stable version has been updated to the latest version which is 88.0.4324.150 for Windows, MAC, and Linux users. This update just brings a single security update and the details of this bug are kept guarded for now by the developers and Google engineers.

This is because the bug is being actively exploited in the wild, making it more severe and important for the users to switch to the latest version.

Google has ranked the CVE-2021-21148 bug as high and the vulnerability is reported to be in Chrome's web assembly and javascript engine V8. It vaguely says that it's something to do with heap buffer overflow in V8.

The bug was reported by the security researcher Mattias Buelens and it could allow the hackers or attackers to execute code on the user's computer.

Google says that it's aware of reports that an exploit for the CVE-2021-21148 bug exists in the wild. 

But the details on the bug are kept a secret until a sufficient amount of users get the latest update with fixes. The tech giant explains - Access to bug details and links may keep restricted until a majority of the users are updated with a fix.

We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on but haven't fixed.

Check your google chrome for the updates. 

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