Chrome and Firefox Users to Upgrade For Zero-Day Vulnerability

October 1, 2023

According to recent media reports, both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers have recently discovered a zero-day vulnerability with the tracking number CVE-2023-5217. This vulnerability can result in a buffer overflow in the VP8 decoder. Hackers are currently exploiting this vulnerability to carry out attacks, and there is substantial evidence supporting this. Notably, the vulnerability is present in the WebM file format, potentially affecting various software applications, including Chrome and Firefox, as well as Skype, VLC, and supporting software from AMD, Nvidia, and Logitech.


In response to this critical security issue, the Google security team has taken action by releasing Chrome version 117.0.5938.132 and Firefox version 118.0.1 updates. These updates aim to address the vulnerabilities mentioned above. It is strongly recommended that users promptly upgrade their browsers to benefit from enhanced security protection.


Furthermore, users reported an issue: the “All Bookmarks” folder continued to appear in the bookmark bar even after they cleared the relevant bookmark links. However, Google responded swiftly and issued the Chrome 117.0.5938.132 update, which addressed 10 security vulnerabilities. Chrome now automatically conceals the “All Bookmarks” folder once users clear the relevant links, enhancing the browsing experience.

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