Google has confirmed an eighth zero-day exploit affecting the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. A workaround is currently being rolled out to address this one issue, but you can force update your browser immediately.
Other browser clients using the Chromium engine can also expect the update soon.
Google confirms Chrome Zero-Day number 8 for 2022
It used to be very rare for a Google Chrome update to fix a single security issue, and before that a vulnerability was known to be exploited by attackers in the wild. Is there a solution available? There are now updates for a total of eight such zero days in 2022.
The latest in Chromium GPUs is a very serious heap buffer overflow issue, CVE-2022-4135. The zero-day, reported by Clement Lesigne of Google’s own Threat Analysis Group, could allow an attacker to escape the security sandbox (using a malicious HTML page) they display, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). process was compromised. ) Entry in the National Vulnerability Database.
Google itself has not released any further information about Zero-Day. It is not uncommon with this type of vulnerability that most users can install the update and get protection before other attackers try.
Google has only said that it is “aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-4135 exists in the wild”.
Update your Google Chrome browser now
Security updates have already started rolling out and will continue in the coming days and weeks. However, users are advised to force the update process as the attackers are known to have the exploit code in their possession. This is especially important for users who keep a large number of tabs open and rarely restart the browser, as the update only takes effect after a restart.
Go to Settings | About Chrome, and Chrome checks if you have the latest version and automatically starts a download and installation if you don’t.
The security update brings Chrome to version 107.0.5304.121 or .122 for Windows, version 107.0.5304.121 for Mac and Linux, and version 107.0.5304.141 for Android.