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Google releases fix for zero-day vulnerability in Chrome: Here’s how to update – Times of India

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Google has updated its Chrome browser with a vulnerability fix that was being exploited by hackers. The company has rolled out 124.0.6367.201/.202 versions for Mac and Windows, and 124.0.6367.201 versions for Linux.
Marked with ‘High’ severity rating, the vulnerability allowed remote attackers to compromise the targeted system. For Google Chrome for Desktop, the affected software includes — versions prior to 124.0.6367.201/.202 (for Windows and Mac) and versions before 124.0.6367.201 (for Linux).
India’s cyber security unit – Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has also issued a warning against the vulnerability on Google Chrome for desktop. The unit, which comes under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, said that the security flaw may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.In its official blog post, Google said that it is aware that an exploit for CVE-2024-4671 exists in the wild.
“We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel,” it added.
How to update Google Chrome on your laptop
The new Google Chrome versions for Mac, Windows and laptop have started rolling out in a phased manner. It will be available to all users in the coming weeks. Here’s how to update Google Chrome browser on your device

  • Open Chrome on your laptop.
  • At the top right, click More.
  • Click Help and then About Google Chrome.
  • Click Update Google Chrome. If you can’t find this button, you’re on the latest version.
  • Click Relaunch.

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