Google Releases yet Another Emergency Chrome Security Update

Google Releases yet Another Emergency Chrome Security Update

Google has released a new update for Chrome to fix a high-severity zero-day vulnerability being exploited in the wild. Following the release of version 100 of its browser.


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According to a new security alert from Google, the business is aware that an exploit for the high-severity vulnerability known as CVE-2022-1364 exists.

The bug itself is a confusing weakness in the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine. While these types of vulnerabilities usually lead to browser crashes after reading or writing memory out of buffer bounds. Cybercriminals can also exploit them to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable systems.

Clément Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group discovered the vulnerability and informed the Google Chrome team. Even though Google has spotted this zero-day being aggressively exploited in the wild, it has remained tight-lipped about any attacks. According to the security alert, details on the flaw and links will be "limited until a majority of users are updated with a remedy," according to the security alert.

On Thursday, Google released emergency remedies for two security flaws in its Chrome browser.

The tech giant defines the high-severity flaw, dubbed CVE-2022-1364, as a case of type confusion in the V8 JavaScript engine. On April 13, 2022, Clément Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group was credited with reporting the issue.

Since the beginning of the year, Google has patched three zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome. In less than a month, it's also the second type of confusion-related bug in V8 to be fixed.

Your Best Bet Is To Manually Update Chrome.

To avoid potential dangers, users should update their Windows, Mac, and Linux systems to version 100.0.4896.127. Users of Chromium-based browsers including Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi should also update.


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Because of the vulnerability's seriousness, security-conscious users should upgrade Chrome right now by going to the Chrome menu, selecting Help, and then clicking on About Google Chrome. Instead of waiting for Google to push out the update, they'll be able to install it here.

If you choose to wait, Chrome will search for new updates and install them when you close and reopen the browser. This is Chrome's third zero-day vulnerability this year.


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