The Microsoft Edge web browser now has a number of new vulnerabilities, according to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), a government organization that monitors and alerts on bugs and operating system vulnerabilities. The organization has warned users about the potential for a cyberattack and system exploitation and has rated these vulnerabilities as having “high” severity.
“Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in Edge (Chromium-based) that might be exploited by a remote attacker to gain elevated privilege and bypass security constraints on the targeted machine,” according to the warning advisory posted on the CERT-In website.
According to CERT-vulnerability IN’s reports, recent flaws in the Chrome-based Microsoft Edge browser may give remote cyber attackers increased access to and control over the systems they target in order to steal sensitive data and get around security measures. “These flaws are present in Microsoft Edge (Chromium Based). By submitting a specially crafted request to the targeted system, a remote attacker could take advantage of these vulnerabilities “The note continues.
According to the federal agency’s report, Microsoft Edge versions earlier than version 109.0.1518.61 are impacted. Users are encouraged to update their browsers to the most recent version of the Microsoft Edge web browser in order to protect systems against these vulnerabilities, according to CERT-IN.
Users are encouraged to download version 109.0.1518.61 of Microsoft, which has already been released, in order to secure their PCs from these flaws. Look for the update prompt to see if the update is present on your machine. You can manually check for the new update if you haven’t already received a notification to do so.