Google is working quickly to fix a critical vulnerability in Chrome

In order to fix a serious security vulnerability in its Chrome web browser that it said had been used in the wild, Google released security fixes on Monday.

According to reports, the problem, which is being tracked as CVE-2023-4863, is a heap buffer overflow that affects WebP image formats and has the potential to cause crashes or arbitrary code execution.

The bug was found and reported on September 6, 2023, by Apple Security Engineering and Architecture (SEAR) and the Citizen Lab at The University of Toronto’s Munk School.

In order to minimize possible risks, users are advised to update to Chrome version 116.0.5845.187/.188 for Windows and 116.0.5845.187 for macOS and Linux. It’s also recommended that users of Chromium-based browsers like Vivaldi, Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Opera update the changes as soon as they become available.

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