The two zero-days were part of ongoing cyber-attacks that Clement Lecigne, a member of Google's Threat Analysis Group, discovered last week on February 27.
Exploiting the vulnerability would allow an attacker to carry out what's known as RCE, or Remote Code Execution, and potentially implant malware on a user's computer. So, follow Google's advice and update your Chrome installs to 72.0.3626.121 version right now!
"The vulnerability is a NULL pointer dereference in win32k!MNGetpItemFromIndex when NtUserMNDragOver () system call is called under specific circumstances", he added.
Exploitation of the vulnerability in the wild targeted Windows 7 systems.
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If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are doing so on a Chrome browser, based on the available market share data.
The company shared a blog post in which it said an update that should fix the vulnerability, which it described as "high" in severity, had already been issued.
Google started rolling out the patch for Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux on Friday. That's a departure from many Chrome patches, which work as soon as they're installed. Either way, you can check for updates by clicking on the three vertical dots in the browser's upper-right corner and navigating to Help About Google Chrome.
Justin Schuh, engineering director on Google Chrome for desktop, explains that in the case of plugin components, Chrome can renew them separately and that would be all. There are no reports that the unpatched Windows vulnerability is being used in combination with other vulnerabilities, but given its effectiveness, it wouldn't be surprising if that were to happen.