A high alert has been issued by the Cabinet Division for “Google Chrome” users. According to sources, the popular web browser, Google chrome has high potential risks and vulnerabilities that could allow potential hackers to gain access to your device. It has already been demonstrated recently how important Cybersecurity is and what impact it has over the security and integrity of systems.
Advisory Issued by The Cabinet Division
The Cabinet Division issued an advisory in which they mentioned the vulnerabilities that are present in numerous versions of the web browser. These vulnerabilities are termed as highly dangerous as they can allow potential hackers to gain remote access to your device or system. If the vulnerabilities are exploited, they can lead to a DDoS attack and even RCE.
Types of Threats
DDoS is Disturbed Denial of Service attack. By using this the potential hacker can flood the targeted server with traffic and potentially attempt to collapse the infrastructure. RCE is Remote Control Execution and by utilising this the potential hacker can inject commands into your system through executing a remote code on your system. This threat is very dangerous as it can inject a potential malware and even gain entire access to the compromised system remotely.
Recommendations by the Advisory
Google Chrome has released a security patch for these vulnerabilities, especially the pivotal vulnerability termed as CVE-2023-4863 which is related to buffer overflow in the library containing WebP code. The advisory has recommended all officials to download the latest version of google chrome for their MAC, LINUX or Windows OS.
The advisory has been sent by the Cabinet Division to the Provincial and Federal governments and has requested them to spread the information further to the ministries and other organisations to stay up to date and ensure safety and security of their systems. Check the 5 common data security threats here “5 Common Data Security Threats and How to Protect Your Information“.