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Sat May 11, 2024, 08:35 AM May 11

Chrome Zero-Day Alert -- Update Your Browser to Patch New Vulnerability

May 10, 2024

Google on Thursday released security updates to address a zero-day flaw in Chrome that it said has been actively exploited in the wild.

Tracked as CVE-2024-4671, the high-severity vulnerability has been described as a case of use-after-free in the Visuals component. It was reported by an anonymous researcher on May 7, 2024.

Use-after-free bugs, which arise when a program references a memory location after it has been deallocated, can lead to any number of consequences, ranging from a crash to arbitrary code execution.

"Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2024-4671 exists in the wild," the company said in a terse advisory without revealing additional specifics of how the flaw is being weaponized in real-world attacks or the identity of the threat actors behind them.


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Chrome Zero-Day Alert -- Update Your Browser to Patch New Vulnerability (Original Post) Passages May 11 OP
My Google tv seemed to crash last night Captain Zero May 11 #1
Could have been canetoad May 11 #2

Captain Zero

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1. My Google tv seemed to crash last night
Sat May 11, 2024, 09:37 AM
May 11

and took down the Internet connection.

I powered everything off at the power bar and back on. All is good. Not sure if related but FWIW.

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