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Google releases emergency Chrome update and urges to upgrade browser

Google releases emergency Chrome update and urges to upgrade browser Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Google has urgently released a security update for the Chrome browser aimed at addressing a zero-day vulnerability in versions of the program for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. All users are strongly advised to install this update as soon as possible, according to Google Blog.

According to the Chrome Releases support service, computer vulnerability is actively exploited by hackers. In response, the company took immediate steps to create a patch without delaying the development process.

According to reports, the patch includes seven security fixes, with the most critical being CVE-2023-6345. This fix addresses an issue of integer overflow in the Skia 2D graphics library used in Chrome, Chrome OS, Android, Flutter, and other software products.

How Chrome users can update their browser:

1. Open Chrome
2. In the browser menu, select "Help," then "About Google Chrome"
3. Click "Restart"
4. If the browser has already been updated automatically, no restart is required.

Without installing the security update, the browser remains vulnerable to hacker attacks, which can result in both operational failures and the execution of arbitrary code on the victim's computer by cybercriminals. Of particular concern is that in 2023, this marks the sixth identified zero-day vulnerability in Google Chrome.