5 December 2022

Google releases emergency security update to fix Chrome zero-day bug


Google releases emergency security update to fix Chrome zero-day bug

Google has released Chrome 108.0.5359.94/.95 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users to fix a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild.

The zero-day bug is tracked as CVE-2022-4262 and is described as a type confusion error within the V8 engine in Google Chrome. It can be exploited by a remote hacker to achieve remote code execution on the vulnerable systems. To do this, an attackers needs to trick the victim into visiting a malicious web page.

Google didn’t share any additional details on when, how, and by whom the vulnerability was exploited. The company only said that it “is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-4262 exists in the wild.”

With the new update the tech giant fixed the ninth Chrome zero-day since the start of 2022.

The previous eight zero-day vulnerabilities patched this year include: CVE-2022-0609 (February 14), CVE-2022-1096 (March 25), CVE-2022-1364 (April 14), CVE-2022-2294 (July 4), CVE-2022-2856 (August 17), CVE-2022-3723 (October 28), CVE-2022-4135 (November 25).

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