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Users are being urged to update their Google Chrome to the most recent release 72.0.3626.121 as soon as possible after a remote code execution vulnerability was discovered that allows remote attackers to take full control of users computers. Although no technical details have been released, the Chrome security team only says the issue is a use-after-free vulnerability in the FileReader component of the Chrome browser, which leads to remote code execution. In addition to this vulnerability being discovered, researchers say it is also currently being exploited in the wild.
The vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2019-5786 and currently affects the web browsing software for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux. The patch for this vulnerability has already been rolled out to its users, which may have already been installed or will receive soon in the coming days.
The easiest way to check your current version of chrome is to open the browser, in the URL search bar enter chrome://chrome or chrome://settings/help, this will automatically search for updates and let you know what version you are running.