Google Chrome V8 Type Confusion Vulnerability (CVE-2023-2033) Notice

Google Chrome V8 Type Confusion Vulnerability (CVE-2023-2033) Notice

abril 19, 2023 | NSFOCUS


On April 17, NSFOCUS CERT found that Google officially fixed a Chrome V8 type confusion vulnerability (CVE-2023-2033). Due to flaws in the verification of the data type being used by the application, type confusion can occur during the process. Attackers can trigger this vulnerability by sending a crafted link that successfully induces users to open a malicious link, thereby executing arbitrary code on the application. At present, it has been detected that the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild. Please take measures to protect the affected users as soon as possible.

Chrome V8 is a high-performance JavaScript engine open-source by Google, widely used in various JavaScript execution environments, such as Chrome browser, Node.js, etc.

Reference link:

Scope of Impact

Affected version

Windows, Mac, Linux:

  • Google Chrome < 112.0.5615.121

Unaffected version

Windows, Mac, Linux:

  • Google Chrome >= 112.0.5615.121


Official upgrade

At present, the official security version has been released to fix this vulnerability. Affected users are requested to upgrade the version as soon as possible for protection. The reference link is as follows:

Manual upgrade

Check for updates in the Chrome menu bar – “Help” – “About Google Chrome”, and restart after the update.


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