Zero-Day Alert: Google Issues Patch for New Chrome Vulnerability – Update Now!

The Hackernews posted HERE about a new Chrome vulnerability any Chrome user needs to be aware of. If you use Chrome, time to patch! Here are the details from the Hackernews post.

Google on Monday released security updates to patch a high-severity flaw in its Chrome web browser that it said is being actively exploited in the wild.

Tracked as CVE-2023-3079, the vulnerability has been described as a type confusion bug in the V8 JavaScript engine. Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has been credited with reporting the issue on June 1, 2023.

“Type confusion in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 114.0.5735.110 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page,” according to the NIST’s National Vulnerability Database (NVD).

The tech giant, as is typically the case, did not disclose details of the nature of the attacks, but notedit’s “aware that an exploit for CVE-2023-3079 exists in the wild.”

With the latest development, Google has addressed a total of three actively exploited zero-days in Chrome since the start of the year –

Users are recommended to upgrade to version 114.0.5735.110 for Windows and 114.0.5735.106 for macOS and Linux to mitigate potential threats. Users of Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi are also advised to apply the fixes as and when they become available.

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