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Second Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered in Google Chrome H3: Details of the Vulnerability

Google Chrome, the popular web browser, has been hit by a second zero-day vulnerability, putting millions of users at risk. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2023-2136, is believed to be the work of a sophisticated cybercriminal group.

According to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the vulnerability is caused by an integer overflow issue in the browser's V8 JavaScript engine. The flaw could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system and gain control of the affected device.

Possible Impact on Users

As of now, there are no reports of the vulnerability being exploited in the wild, but given the severity of the flaw, it is recommended that users update their browsers as soon as possible. Google has released a patch for the vulnerability and is urging users to update to the latest version of Chrome (version 90.0.4430.93 or later) to stay protected.

The impact of the vulnerability is significant as Chrome is one of the most widely used browsers, with a market share of over 60%. Cybercriminals could use this vulnerability to launch a range of attacks, including phishing scams, malware distribution, and stealing sensitive information.

Google's Response

Google has acknowledged the vulnerability and released a patch to fix the issue. In a statement, the company said, "We are aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2023-2136 exists in the wild. We encourage users to update to the latest version of Chrome to stay protected."

It is not yet clear who is behind the attack or the extent of the damage caused. However, this incident highlights the importance of keeping software up to date and practicing safe browsing habits to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks.


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Carl B. Johnson, President of Cleared Systems, is a highly experienced and a ITAR, CMMC 2.0, Microsoft GCC High, and Microsoft DLP/AIP consultant. With over twenty years of experience in information assurance, cybersecurity, policy development, risk management, and regulatory compliance, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his clients.

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