Chrome might not represent everybody’s cup of tea anymore, as there are so many browser alternatives out there to choose from, but there are still a lot of folks using Google’s famous web navigator. About 2.65 billion people out there use Google Chrome.
However, not even the almighty Google can be totally avoided by cyberattacks. It’s extremely difficult and close to impossible to be on the ball when it comes to all the latest methods that cyber attackers use for trying to jeopardize our safety and security. Those pesky individuals constantly find new ways to attack, and for now, zero-day attacks are under the spotlight.
Watch out for CVE-2023-2136!
CVE-2023-2136 is the name of a high-severity zero-day flaw that’s causing concerns for Google Chrome users. The flaw is actually a case of integer overflow in Skia, meaning an open-source 2D graphics library. As a result, Google rolled out emergency fixes to overcome the flaw, according to The Hacker News.
But just how dangerous the security flaw really is? Well, let’s check out what the NIST’s National Vulnerability Database (NVD) has to say:
Integer overflow in Skia in Google Chrome prior to 112.0.5615.137 allowed a remote attacker who had compromised the renderer process to potentially perform a sandbox escape via a crafted HTML page.
If you’re using Google Chrome on either Windows, MacBooks, or Linux distributions, it’s recommended to grab the 112.0.5615.137 update in order to be safe from risks.
Regularly grabbing the most recent Google Chrome update in order to stay as safe as you can from hackers is pretty much always a good idea. This is one of the ways that most app developers encourage users to fight against cyber attacks.
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