Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Risk

9/3/2008
08:07 PM
Keith Ferrell
Keith Ferrell
Commentary
50%
50%

Google Chrome Security Risks Already Announced

Barely a day after Google's new browser was released, Chrome is showing some scratches: researchers have pointed out known security vulnerabilities that can put users at risk of malicious exploits.

Barely a day after Google's new browser was released, Chrome is showing some scratches: researchers have pointed out known security vulnerabilities that can put users at risk of malicious exploits.The Chrome security flaws identified this afternoon include known WebKit (the open source engine the browser is constructed around) vulnerabilities that, combined with a Java bug, can result in downloads of executable malicious files.

Other security researchers note there are ways to crash Chrome via malicious links, possibly without user input.

Early days for Chrome yet, and very early for the risk assessments and vulnerability audits to be anywhere near complete: we'll all be hearing plenty more about these -- and, one hopes, patches and fixes for them -- in the next few days.

For now it's worth reminding yourself and your employees that Chrome is still in beta, a work in progress that, for all of its promise, and especially all of its buzz, should be used carefully (if at all) in the small and midsize business workplace.

Your call of course, but it's a call you should make, one way or another, before those tech-happy members of your non-IT staff get too many copies of Chrome, with its now-known vulnerabilities, running on too many of your company's systems.

More From bMighty: Roundup: Google Chrome

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Commentary
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
Edge-DRsplash-11-edge-ask-the-experts
How Can I Test the Security of My Home-Office Employees' Routers?
John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
News
New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: Zero Trust doesn't have to break your budget!
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-34202
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
There are multiple out-of-bounds vulnerabilities in some processes of D-Link AC2600(DIR-2640) 1.01B04. Ordinary permissions can be elevated to administrator permissions, resulting in local arbitrary code execution. An attacker can combine other vulnerabilities to further achieve the purpose of remot...
CVE-2021-32659
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
Matrix-appservice-bridge is the bridging service for the Matrix communication program's application services. In versions 2.6.0 and earlier, if a bridge has room upgrade handling turned on in the configuration (the `roomUpgradeOpts` key when instantiating a new `Bridge` instance.), any `m.room.tombs...
CVE-2020-25755
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
An issue was discovered on Enphase Envoy R3.x and D4.x (and other current) devices. The upgrade_start function in /installer/upgrade_start allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands via the force parameter.
CVE-2020-25754
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
An issue was discovered on Enphase Envoy R3.x and D4.x devices. There is a custom PAM module for user authentication that circumvents traditional user authentication. This module uses a password derived from the MD5 hash of the username and serial number. The serial number can be retrieved by an una...
CVE-2020-25753
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-16
An issue was discovered on Enphase Envoy R3.x and D4.x devices with v3 software. The default admin password is set to the last 6 digits of the serial number. The serial number can be retrieved by an unauthenticated user at /info.xml.