Google Chromium in Visuals Use-After-Free Vulnerability (CVE-2024-4671)

Fortiguard Security Advisory

 What is the Vulnerability?A new zero-day vulnerability has recently been discovered in the Visuals component of Chrome, which is responsible for rendering and displaying web content. This “use after free” vulnerability tagged as CVE-2024-4671 can cause a browser to crash, execute code, and leak data. According to Google, the vulnerability is being actively exploited and CISA has already added this vulnerability to its known exploited catalog. What is the vendor mitigation?Google released security updates on May 9, 2024 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux affecting the Google Chrome browser. The vendor advises users to ensure that they are running the latest version of their browsers. Also, users of Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Opera are also advised to apply the fixes as they become available. What FortiGuard coverage is available?FortiGuard Labs has released endpoint vulnerability signatures to detect vulnerable software versions of Chrome, reducing the attack surface and making patching easier.

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