Google has patched the fifth instant vulnerability in the Chrome browser, which has been exploited in a number of cyberattacks since the beginning of the year, in the company's emergency security updates launched this week.

On September 27, 2023, Google released an update for Chrome desktop versions known as version 117.0.5938.132, which is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Although the release was launched a few days ago, the company stated that it will reach all users gradually over the coming days and weeks.

This update corrected 10 security breaches, in addition to some key patches found such as the "cache overflow" exploit, a known issue that is exploited by malware.

The vulnerability was reported by information security engineer Clement Lisain, who works for Google's threat analysis group, on Monday.

Google acknowledged the problem, thanking external and internal researchers for their role in identifying and fixing these vulnerabilities.

Chrome usually automatically checks for new updates and installs them after the next launch.

In collaboration with Citizen Lab researchers, Google's threat analysis group also revealed last Friday that three immediate vulnerabilities patched by Apple on Thursday were used to install Citrox's Predator spyware between May and September 3.