Google Chrome 122 Released With Fix For Critical Security Flaws

Google has announced the release of Chrome 122, marking a pivotal moment for the popular web browser. 

This latest version, now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, introduces a series of critical security fixes alongside new features to enhance user experience and safety. 

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Maintaining robust security measures cannot be overstated as the digital landscape continues evolving. 

Chrome 122 addresses this need head-on, patching vulnerabilities and setting a new standard for browser security.

Google Chrome 122 Critical Security Fixes

Chrome 122 is the security improvement it brings. The update includes fixes for 12 security issues, several of which are highly severe.

  • CVE-2024-1669: Out-of-bounds memory access in Blink.
  • CVE-2024-1670: Use after free in Mojo.
  • CVE-2024-1671: Inappropriate implementation in Site Isolation.
  • CVE-2024-1672: Inappropriate implementation in Content Security Policy.
  • CVE-2024-1673: Use after free in Accessibility.
  • CVE-2024-1674: Inappropriate implementation in Navigation.
  • CVE-2024-1675: Insufficient policy enforcement in Download.
  • CVE-2024-1676: Inappropriate implementation in Navigation.

Notably, the vulnerabilities addressed include out-of-bounds memory access in Blink and use-after-free errors in Mojo and Accessibility, among others. 

These fixes are crucial, as they close the door to potential exploits that could compromise user data and privacy. 

Google has rewarded the researchers who reported these vulnerabilities, underscoring the company’s commitment to collaborating with the cybersecurity community to enhance Chrome’s security.

Chrome 122 stands out not only for its security enhancements but also for its new features and improvements over previous versions.

The latest version of Chrome, version 122, is now being released globally for all major operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. The update will be gradually rolled out over the next few days or weeks, depending on the user’s location and device.

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Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.