Google patched a critical remote code execution bug in its Chrome web browser Wednesday that allows an attacker to install malware on a victim’s system simply by tricking them to visit a malicious site. As part of its February security update for its Chrome browser, Google also patched six high-severity bugs, one of them close to a year old.
The fixes will be pushed to Windows, macOS and Linux desktops that make up the nearly 2.65 billion users of the Chrome. The “stable channel desktop updates” include versions 110.0.5481.177 for Mac and Linux and 110.0.5481.177/.178 for Windows. Updates will roll out over the coming days and weeks, according to Daniel Yip, technical program manager, Google.