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  • A zero-day exploit was discovered in Chrome and has now been patched.
  • The security vulnerability appears to be a “user after free” flaw.
  • The fix is currently available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

If you’re someone who uses Google Chrome as your browser of choice, or a Chromium-based browser, you’ll want to make sure you’re running on the latest update. Google has just released a patch that fixes a serious zero-day vulnerability.

First reported by Bleeping Computer, Google has released a note about a stable channel update for Chrome. The note in question says that the company is “aware that an exploit for CVE-2024-4671 exists in the wild.” This vulnerability is a high-severity issue that has been classified as a “user after free” vulnerability.