Google Chrome emergency update fixes 6th zero-day exploited in 2024


Google has released emergency security updates for the Chrome browser to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability tagged as exploited in attacks.

This fix comes only three days after Google addressed another zero-day vulnerability in Chrome, CVE-2024-4671, caused by a use-after-free weakness in the Visuals component.

The latest bug is tracked as CVE-2024-4761. It is an out-of-bounds write problem impacting Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine, which is responsible for executing JS code in the application.

Out-of-bounds write issues occur when a program is allowed to write data outside the specified array or buffer, potentially leading to unauthorized data access, arbitrary code execution, or program crashes.

“Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2024-4761 exists in the wild,” reads the advisory.

The company fixed the security flaw with the release of 124.0.6367.207/.208 for Mac/Windows and 124.0.6367.207 for Linux. The updates will roll out to all users over the coming days/weeks.

For users of the ‘Extended Stable’ channel, fixes will be made available in version 124.0.6367.207 for Mac and Windows.

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