Chrome 99.0.4844.84 Update Fixes a Zero-Day Vulnerability

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Chrome 99.0.4844.84 version update has been rolled out to Windows, Mac and Linux devices. The newest update of Google Chrome fixes a high-severity zero-day vulnerability actively exploited in the wild.

On Friday, Google published a security advisory where it cited, Google is aware of high severity vulnerability CVE-2022-1096 exists in the wild.

Chrome version 99.0.4844.84 is now available in the Stable Desktop Channel.

Users can check out the update by navigating to Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome.

By doing so, the browser will search for any available updates and then will install them on the next restart.

An anonymous security researcher reported high severity  CVE-2022-1096 vulnerability: Type Confusion in v8 JavaScript Engine.

Generally, the threat actors exploit the Type Confusion vulnerability leading to browser crash thereby allowing them to execute the arbitary code.

Meanwhile, Google said it is aware of the vulnerability being exploited in the wild however didn’t share any details about the incidents.

Google stated they details about the vulnerability will be kept restricted till the fix is rolled out to most users.

With the Chrome version 99.0.4844.84 update, Google has patched second Chrome zero-day this year.

Back in February 2022, Google fixed CVE-2022-0609 with Chrome version 98.0.4758.102.

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