Google has fixed a new actively exploited zero-day in its Chrome browser, this is the second zero-day issue addressed by the IT giant within a month. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-21193, is a use after free vulnerability in the Blink rendering engine.
Google addressed the issue with the 89.0.4389.90 version for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which will be available in the coming days.
The flaw was reported to Google by an anonymous researcher on March 9, at the time of this writing the company did not reveal details about the vulnerability to avoid those other threat actors could exploit the issue in the wild.
Google also addressed other 4 vulnerabilities.
“This update includes 5 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chrome Security Page for more information.” reads the post published by Google.
“Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-21193 exists in the wild.”
Chrome Technical Program Manager Prudhvikumar Bommana added that Google has detected some of the bugs using AddressSanitizer, MemorySanitizer, UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer, Control Flow Integrity, libFuzzer, or AFL.
CVE-2021-21193 is the third zero-day flaw in Chrome actively exploited that has been addressed since January.
Earlier this month, Google addressed another zero-day issue, tracked as CVE-2021-21166, actively exploited in the wild.
In 2020, Google addresses five Chrome zero-days actively exploited in the wild.
In October, the IT giant addressed the following three zero-days:
In November, the company addressed two other zero-day vulnerabilities, actively exploited in the wild.
Both zero-day flaws, tracked as CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017, were reported by anonymous sources.
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