CVE-2023-2033 Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability

Onat Oz

A new zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Google Chrome, marking the first time this year that a security flaw of this nature has been exploited in attacks. The vulnerability, CVE-2023-2033, is a type confusion issue in the V8 JavaScript engine, and Google has already released an emergency update to protect users.


CVE-2023-2033 is a type confusion vulnerability affecting the V8 JavaScript engine in Google Chrome. Type confusion issues occur when an application does not properly validate the type of data it is working with, which can lead to unexpected behavior and security risks. According to Google, an exploit for CVE-2023-2033 is already in use in the wild, making this a zero-day vulnerability that urgently needs to be addressed.

Possible effects:

The CVE-2023-2033 vulnerability puts Chrome users at risk of cyberattacks, including remote code execution and unauthorized access to sensitive information. The exploit could be used to compromise a user’s device, steal personal data, or even take over their system.

How to protect?

To protect yourself from the CVE-2023-2033 vulnerability, you should immediately update your Google Chrome browser to version 112.0.5615.121. This update is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems and addresses security flaw.

To update your browser, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press three dot symbol which is on the right top of chrome window.

  2. On the left side, scroll down to the bottom and click on “About Chrome”

  3. Chrome will automatically check for latest update and install it.

Alternatively, you can use Easy2Patch to update all your 3rd party applications and stay up-to-date.

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