Google Chrome has released its stable channel update version 20.0.6099.234 for Mac, 120.0.6099.224 for Linux, and 120.0.6099.224/225 for Windows.

However, Google stated that this new security update will roll out in the upcoming days/weeks.

The extended stable channel has also been updated to 120.0.6099.234 for Mac and 120.0.6099.225 for Windows.

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Zero-Day exploited in the wild

According to the Google security updates report, the vulnerabilities that Google Chrome patched were associated with out-of-bounds write (CVE-2024-0517), type confusion (CVE-2024-0518), and out-of-bounds memory access (CVE-2024-0519), which existed in the V8 JavaScript engine.

Threat actors discovered that CVE-2024-0519 was one of the vulnerabilities they exploited in the wild.

This vulnerability allows a remote threat actor to exploit heap corruption on the vulnerable versions using a crafted HTML page. 

Google Chrome gave the severity of this vulnerability a “high” rating. Google also stated that the zero-day is still being investigated, and a full report can be expected soon.

CVE-2024-0517 and CVE-2024-0518 were the other two vulnerabilities, also denoted as “high” severity vulnerabilities.

CVE-2024-0517 was reported by Toan (suto) Pham of Qrious Secure and rewarded with $16,000, whereas CVE-2024-0518 was reported by Ganjiang Zhou (@refrain_areu) of ChaMd5-H1 team and rewarded with $1000.

An anonymous person reported the zero-day CVE-2024-0519 and the reward was yet to be announced by Google Chrome.

It is recommended that Google Chrome users upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome to prevent the exploitation of these vulnerabilities.

Update Now!

To update the Chrome web browser, you have to follow a few simple steps that we have mentioned below:

  • First of all, go to the Settings option.
  • Then select About Chrome.
  • Now, you must wait, as Chrome will automatically fetch and download the latest update.
  • Then, wait for the latest version to be installed.
  • Once the installation process is complete, you will have to restart Chrome.
  • That’s it. Now you are done.

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