Latest Chrome Browser Update Fixes Critical Security Flaw

Google has issued a critical security update for Chrome on macOS, Windows, and Linux that fixes a zero-day vulnerability in the browser. On Tuesday, Google in a Chrome stable channel update said it "is aware that an exploit for CVE-2023-6345 exists in the wild."

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Google has not provided further details about the CVE-2023-6345 exploit, which was discovered last week by security researchers in Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG). However, it is believed to be related to Skia, the open-source 2D graphics library in the Chrome graphics engine.

According to the notes for the macOS update 119.0.6045.199, the exploit allowed at least one attacker to "potentially perform a sandbox escape via a malicious file," which could theoretically result in arbitrary code execution and data theft.

Users who have Chrome browser set up to automatically update should not need to do anything. Anyone else is advised to manually update immediately (version 119.0.6045.199 on macOS) to avoid the risk posed by the zero-day exploit. In Chrome settings, click the About Chrome tab, and click Update Google Chrome. If there is no option to update, you are already on the latest version.

(Via Android Central.)

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Top Rated Comments

ghotinchips Avatar
12 weeks ago
Better still, don't use Chrome at all.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
12 weeks ago

all these people slating google for fixing a security patch that will be applied with a browser restart. Safari needs an entire system update that takes alot longer.
Safari, on macOS, can update without a system update.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ginkobiloba Avatar
12 weeks ago

Yet despite all the tails of Google’s thirst for consumer data, the constant drumbeat of privacy and security Chrome has become the most popular browser on the internet worldwide... by far. So apparently all those privacy hand wringers don’t actually care. Google’s products and services are free for the most part and that apparently trumps any concerns about personal data being collected and sold to advertisers.
it confirms that the human species is hopeless. There is something fundamentally wrong with us.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lkrupp Avatar
12 weeks ago

Better still, don't use Chrome at all.
Yet despite all the tails of Google’s thirst for consumer data, the constant drumbeat of privacy and security Chrome has become the most popular browser on the internet worldwide... by far. So apparently all those privacy hand wringers don’t actually care. Google’s products and services are free for the most part and that apparently trumps any concerns about personal data being collected and sold to advertisers.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Victor Mortimer Avatar
12 weeks ago
Time to uninstall Chrome.

(It was time to uninstall Chrome years ago.)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eccentricglow Avatar
12 weeks ago
There's no better time like the present to switch to Firefox, Ungoogled Chromium, and/or Orion

Firefox: better extension support, open source, and it's possible to turn all the telemetry off.

Ungoogled Chromium: For those who still want a chromium based browser. Takes a little time to set up since it doesn't have the DRM software for streaming, nor the default extension store. This can be installed seperately.

For those Webkit lovers out there use Orion - no telemetry included they say, and web extensions from Chrome and Firefox can be used. Firefox versions tend to work better.

Disable Firefox Telemetry ('https://github.com/K3V1991/Disable-Firefox-Telemetry-and-Data-Collection')

Ungoogled Chromium ('https://github.com/ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium-macos')

Orion Browser ('https://kagi.com/orion/')
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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