Google launched an replace for Google Chrome Secure Secure on March 25, 2022. The emergency replace patches a 0-day safety problem within the internet browser that’s exploited within the wild in response to Google.
The replace brings the Secure model of the browser to model 99.0.4844.84.
The replace is already obtainable for all supported desktop methods and Google notes that it’s going to roll out mechanically to all units “over the approaching days/weeks”. Chrome customers might need to pace up the set up of the safety fixes within the following method:
- Open the Chrome internet browser (both model).
- Choose Menu > Assist > About Google Chrome, or load chrome://settings/assist immediately within the tackle bar.
Google Chrome shows the model that’s put in on the web page that opens. An replace verify is run and any replace that’s discovered shall be downloaded and put in. Chrome ought to choose up the launched safety replace.
The discharge announcement posts for the Secure model, on the official Google Chrome Releases weblog gives some info on the patched vulnerability.
The replace fixes a single safety problem that’s rated as excessive. Excessive is the second highest classification after essential.
[$TBD] Excessive CVE-2022-1096: Sort Confusion in V8. Reported by nameless on 2022-03-23
Google notes that it’s conscious that an exploit exists for the vulnerability and that it’s already utilized in assaults. The corporate doesn’t present extra info on the difficulty at this level. How the assaults are carried out and their scope is unclear at this level.
The mounted safety points is the second 0-Day vulnerability that Google patched in 2022 within the Chrome internet browser. The primary safety replace was launched in February 2022 to deal with a problem that was exploited actively on the time as nicely.
Chrome customers ought to set up the safety patch as early as attainable to guard the browser and their information in opposition to assaults concentrating on the difficulty. Google launched an replace for the Prolonged Secure channel of the browser as nicely on the identical day, however makes no point out of a patched safety problem within the announcement.
Now You: how typically and when do you replace your browsers?