CVE-2017-15417 was addressed by modifying the Extensions API. For more information, see our Finding Redress with CVE article. Chrome version prior to version 98.0.4758.80, Mac version prior to version 10.12.6, and Linux version prior to version 0.0.0.10 was vulnerable to a heap overflow flaw during image manipulation. Successful exploitation could lead to remote code execution. After updating to the latest version, users are protected against this threat. Chrome can be installed on Windows, Mac, or Linux.
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) are a publication that identifies publicly known information security vulnerabilities. The CVE is an official document published by MITRE which has been widely adopted by the security community and vendors as the standard for identifying and communicating about software vulnerabilities.
, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
On January 10, 2017, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox were notified of a potential security vulnerability in their respective web browsers. The vulnerability allowed malicious websites to execute arbitrary code on the user’s computer through the use of specially crafted web content. The exploit targeted websites that use Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox for web page rendering.
On January 12th, Google Chrome was notified and the vulnerability was addressed by modifying developer tools. For more information about this vulnerability and how to mitigate it, please see Google’s Security Bulletin.
What to do if you are affected by CVE-2017-15417
If you are using Chrome version prior to version 98.0.4758.80, Mac version prior to version 10.12.6, and Linux version prior to version 0.0.0.10 and have not updated your browser, it is recommended that you update your browser as soon as possible by following these instructions:
Find the latest stable release of Chrome for your operating system here . Install Chrome on your device by following the instructions given on the site .
How Does Chrome Work?
Chrome is a browser that provides features to help users browse the internet with speed and efficiency. In order to help users find what they want, it has an in-built search engine that can return results on what you are searching for. Chrome also comes with a lot of other useful functions, like incognito mode, web apps and extensions.