Does CVE-2023-2033 affect me?
The vulnerability affects users of Google Chrome who have not updated to version 112.0.5615.121 or later. Users are advised to update their browsers as soon as possible to avoid potential exploitation.
Has it been actively exploited in the wild?
Google confirmed that CVE-2023-2033 has been actively exploited in the wild. However, they have not shared additional technical details or indicators of compromise (IoCs) to prevent further exploitation by threat actors.
Google has released out-of-band updates to resolve the vulnerability. Users are advised to update their Chrome browsers to version 112.0.5615.121 or later immediately. The vulnerability is similar to four other type confusion flaws in V8 (CVE-2022-1096, CVE-2022-1364, CVE-2022-3723, and CVE-2022-4262), which Google remediated in 2022.
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