Google Chrome 0day emergency update

Google released a new update to Google Chrome on March 25th. Update fixes a security flaw (0day) in the browser already in use according to Google.

The update brings the fixed version of the browser to version 99.0.4844.84.

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The update is already available for all supported destops and Google says it will be released automatically on all devices "in the coming days / weeks". Those who want to speed up the installation of security patches can do so from the menu:

Open Chrome and select Menu> Help> About Google Chrome or open the internal chrome address: // settings / help.

Google Chrome displays the version that is installed. A check is performed for updates and if found it will be automatically downloaded and installed.

The announcement of the new release for the Stable version, on its official blog Google Chrome Releases gives some information about the fixed vulnerability.

  Google Chrome 66: With password export and site isolation for few

The update fixes an individual security issue that has been rated high.

[$ TBD] [1309225] High CVE-2022-1096: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by anonymous on 2022-03-23

Google reports that there is already an exploit for the vulnerability and that it is already being used in attacks. The company of course does not provide additional information for obvious reasons.

Note that this is the second 0day vulnerability that Google fixed in 2022 in the Chrome browser. The first security update released in February of 2022 to address a vulnerability used at the time.

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