Google fixes a new zero-day vulnerability and hits nine

A few days ago, we gave you the news about the eighth zero-day vulnerability solved by Google on its Chrome browser. But 2022 isn’t over yet, so there’s time for another fix.

In fact, the tech giant has released a new emergency security update, this time for the ninth zero-day of the year. It is a flaw classified as CVE-2022-4262a “confusion” bug in V8 JavaScript.

It appears that Google’s threat analysis group was aware of the situation as early as late November.

Again, the company has not released any technical details about the flaw, but again, this opens up the possibility of executing arbitrary code. Once again, Google urges users to update their Chrome browser as soon as possible.

Zero-day vulnerabilities can be exploited by malicious actors for system breaches and other heinous acts

The update that solves the problem is the version 108.0.5359.94/.95 per Windowswhile for the Mac/Linux counterpart it is the release 108.0.5359.94.

Check your version immediately by selecting the three dots at the top right (Settings), then point the mouse to Help > About Google Chrome. Here you will see the currently installed version and, if there are updates available, you will only have to wait for the download. Once the update is complete, you’ll see the usual blue restart button for Chrome. After a short wait and closing and reopening Chrome, you’ll have the most up-to-date version on your system.

As we said, from February to today, Google has already fixed nine zero-day vulnerabilities and apart from this, the most recent dates back to November 25, when the company fixed a heap buffer overflow problem in the GPU, with ID CVE-2022-4135.


Source: Tom's Hardware by www.tomshw.it.

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