Urgent Chrome Update to Patch Active Zero-Day Threat CVE-2024-4947

May 16, 2024
Urgent Chrome Update to Patch Active Zero-Day Threat CVE-2024-4947
  • Google Chrome releases emergency security update for third zero-day vulnerability in a week, identified as CVE-2024-4947.

  • CVE-2024-4947, a high-severity vulnerability, arises from a type confusion issue in Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine.

  • The seventh zero-day vulnerability in 2024, CVE-2024-4947 is actively exploited, marking the sixth such exploit targeting Chrome in the same year.

  • Update roll-out is planned for all users on the Stable Desktop channel in the coming weeks.

  • Google withholds details of the incidents and restricts access to bug information until most users update their browsers.

  • Chrome users are urged to manually update their browsers immediately to version 124.0.6367.202 or later for protection.

  • Users can trigger the update through 'About Chrome' in the browser's settings and must relaunch Chrome after the update.

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