Google fixes Chrome flaws

David Allen -

Google has recently patched two series flaws in the Chrome Javascript and XML engines which could have caused some serious issues for the users of Chrome.

The flaw found in the V8 Javascript engine could have allowed a webpage that has been specially designed with JavaScript to actually read unauthorised memory and by-pass security checks.

The threat here is obvious, as it could lead to an attacker being able to run their own codes on the page.

Google themselves rated this issues as high because the malicious code could be run from within the Chrome browser.

The XML issue would cause the Chrome tab feature to crash; a malicious XML payload could quite easily trigger this problem.

According to Chris Evans from Google’s security team, the flaws were rated as critical but are now fixed.

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