NIX Solutions: Chrome’s 6th Critical Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered this Year

For the sixth time in 2024, and the second time in a week, a critical zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in the Google Chrome Internet browser, necessitating an immediate update. This vulnerability, published on May 9, 2024, has been rated as “high” by security researchers and is identified as CVE-2024-4761: “Out-of-bounds write in V8.” According to Google, attackers have already exploited this vulnerability.

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Limited Access to Vulnerability Details

Currently, Google has restricted access to the specifics of the CVE-2024-4761 vulnerability until most users have received the necessary fix. Despite the regular emergence of vulnerabilities, Chrome remains the most widely used browser globally, dominating both mobile and desktop platforms, notes NIX Solutions.

Update Instructions

Google strongly recommends that users update Chrome immediately to protect against this vulnerability. To update your browser, follow these steps:

  1. Open the menu item “Options” -> “Help” -> “About Google Chrome.”
  2. Wait for the update to download.
  3. Restart the browser.

Staying vigilant and ensuring your software is up to date is crucial for maintaining online security. We’ll keep you updated with any further developments regarding this issue.