I wish | A serious vulnerability in all popular browsers
Chrome, Edge, Firefox: A security vulnerability has reared its head that almost no other browser can escape, so you need to act too.
09/16/2023 – You will need to update your browser to continue browsing the web safely on your desktop computer. The bug has infected almost all popular browsers, so it affects large numbers of users.
It’s very dangerous: a hole in the armor not only provides an opportunity for phishing scammers, but also allows them to take control of your device.
Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Brave have released a critical security patch – He writes Stack diary. Patches correct a vulnerability that a malicious attacker could use to gain access to your computer or run malicious code on it. The companies that develop and support the largest browsers admit that this vulnerability has been actively exploited by cybercriminals. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has classified the error as serious, so action must be taken.
The vulnerability is related to the code used to display widely used WebP images.
Stack Diary believes that Electron-based apps such as encrypted messaging app Signal and Bandisoft Honeyview have also released fixes for the issue. Other apps such as Affinity, Gimp, LibreOffice, Telegram, many Android apps, and “cross-platform apps built with Flutter” are also affected. HVG about the error according to Developers can only know about this for a few days, which still won’t be protected for long, but at least there are finally patch updates.
Look at the version numbers below – if your browser writes them, you don’t have to do anything else and you’re protected!
- Chrome: 116.0.5845.187 on macOS and Linux, 116.0.5845.187/187 on Windows
- Mozilla: Firefox 117.0.1, Firefox ESR 102.15.1, Firefox ESR 115.2.1, Thunderbird 102.15.1, Thunderbird 115.2.2
- Edge: 116.0.1938.81
- Brave: 1.57.64
- Tor: 12.5.4
- Apple also released a security patch this week that appears to address the same issue.
Sometimes the device itself allows the dark side of the network to pass through:
You can really suck it up with this router: a serious security vulnerability has been discovered