Google has once again proved its commitment to keep Google Chrome browser bloat-free and hack free. Google has fixed a zero-day Flash exploit for its Chrome web browser. But Google has just plugged the exploit in its own browser and users of other browsers have to wait before an official patch by Adobe is released for this after testing on several platforms and configurations.
The reason Google was able to patch this exploit so early for the Chrome web browser is its collaboration with Adobe, which gives it early access to inside builds of Flash (no hard feelings Apple fanboys !). This vulnerability in Flash embeds a Flash file in an Excel document, which is when sent to people on a target list. If the file is opened on a Windows machine, it can be harmed though Microsoft has confirmed that if you are running MS Office 2010 data execution prevention will save you.
On the other platforms and browsers, this exploit will be plugged with new versions of Flash 10.1 and Flash 10.2. Also being a loyal Google Chrome user, you do not have to take any extra step for this update. You most probably have already got this update and if not or in any doubt, just restart your browser and it will automatically be updated.
via [guardian technology]