Google has been forced to shake up its schedule because of the spread of a serious vulnerability on Twitter. The American company released a security update for Chrome, which was not planned, when it was initially supposed to release Chrome 90.
Expected on April 13, the new Google Chrome update did not show up. And for good reason: the Mountain View firm was forced to shake up its schedule to broadcast first an intermediate version of its web browser. As a result, instead of ending up with Chrome 90, Internet users have been content since April 13 with Chrome 89.0.4389.128.
Exploit code can be found on Twitter and GitHub
For the time being, adds the American company, access to the details and links of these two bugs is restricted until a majority of Internet users have updated Google Chrome. According to The Hacker News, Chrome’s release 89.0.4389.128 was in part precipitated by a computer researcher sharing a link on Twitter to GitHub giving details of one of the two flaws.
Our colleagues indicate that initially, this flaw was revealed during the Pwn2Own 2021 competition, whose edition took place at the beginning of April, by the company Dataflow Security. However, it appears that this researcher in computer science succeeded in creating an operational exploit code this weekend, reverse-engineering the fix that the Chromium Project team – on which Google Chrome relies on to work.
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The other good news is that the distribution of this code alone is obviously not enough to bypass Google Chrome’s security measures. In fact, its impact does not have very critical consequences, even if caution has precipitated the decision to release an intermediate version of Google Chrome. Maybe we’ll need another one, by the way, before or after Chrome 90.
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