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Google Fixes Chrome Zero Day Vulnerability

Vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to perform a sandbox escape via a crafted HTML page.


Google has said that it is aware that an exploit for CVE-2024-4671 exists in the wild, and issued a fix for the zero-day vulnerability.

The vulnerability, rated as high, impacts Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux and relates to a use after free condition in Visuals.

An advisory from MITRE explained that exploiting the vulnerability would allow a remote attacker - who had compromised the renderer process - to potentially perform a sandbox escape via a crafted HTML page.

This is the fifth zero-day fix of 2024 by Google Chrome, with two fixes coming in March.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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