Google issued an update to address five bugs in its Chrome browser affecting Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms that, if exploited, could enable remote attackers to gain control of an affected system.
The bugs were detected by external researchers. One of the flaws addressed by Chrome version 57.0.2987.133 is rated critical, while the four others are rated high.
The multiple vulnerabilities run the gamut:
US-Cert advises users to apply the update immediately.
On its blog page, Google wrote that it would not release further details about the bugs "until a majority of users are updated with a fix."