Google released new security updates for actively exploited Chrome zero-day vulnerability that allows attackers to execute an arbitrary code to take full control of the system remotely using the exploit that exists in the Wild.
A Stable chennal update was released for the Desktop version 108.0.5359.94 for Mac and Linux and 108.0.5359.94/.95 for Windows.
As part of this emergency security update, Google has patched the ninth zero-day vulnerability in the Chrome web browser this year in 2022.
Type Confusion in V8 vulnerability (High CVE-2022-4262) was reported by Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group on 2022-11-29.
Successful exploitation of this zero-day bug leads to crashes of the browser by reading or writing memory out of buffer bounds.
A type confusion vulnerability let the exploit to allocates or initializes a resource such as a pointer, object, or variable using one type, but it later accesses that resource using a type that is incompatible with the original type.
Most modern security technologies, like hardware-based mitigation, may often be bypassed by V8 vulnerabilities, Google Project Zero team member Samuel Groß highlighted.
“Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix.”
“We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third-party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.
“Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-4262 exists in the wild.” Google Stated.
Google shared only the bug details and CVE and no technical details available at this moment.
Zero-day Flaw Fixed in 2022
Here below we have mentioned all the 8zero-day flaws that are fixed in 2022:-
Users were strongly recommended by Google to update their Chrome web browser immediately to prevent exploitation. In order to update the Chrome web browser you have to follow a few simple steps that we have mentioned below:-
- First of all, go to the Settings option.
- Then select About Chrome.
- Now you have to wait, as Chrome will automatically fetch and download the latest update.
- Then wait for the latest version to be installed.
- Once the installation process completes, now you have to restart Chrome.
- That’s it, now you are done.
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