Today, Google released an urgent Chrome update to fix a zero-day vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild. The new version Google Chrome 96.0.4664.110 has been released for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Meanwhile, Chrome in its blog post said that Google is aware of the reports pertaining to an exploit for CVE-2021-4102 that exists in the wild.
The updated version, Chrome 96.0.4664.110 has been rolled out in the Stable Desktop channel and can be accessed by users all over the globe.
Some users reported that they got the update when they manually checked for it from the Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome.
Alternatively, the Google Chrome browser will auto-check for any latest updates available and will automatically update the browser the next time you launch it.
Though Google said it identified a zero-day exploit in the wild, it didn’t share additional information.
Google said that access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix.
This Google Chrome update addresses the 16th Chrome zero-day vulnerability in 2021.
Below are the other 15 zero-days patched in 2021:
- CVE-2021-21148: February 4th, 2021
- CVE-2021-21166: March 2nd, 2021
- CVE-2021-21193: March 12th, 2021
- CVE-2021-21220: April 13th, 2021
- CVE-2021-21224: April 20th, 2021
- CVE-2021-30551: June 9th, 2021
- CVE-2021-30554: June 17th, 2021
- CVE-2021-30563: July 15th, 2021
- CVE-2021-30632 and CVE-2021-30633 – September 13th
- CVE-2021-37973 – September 24th, 2021
- CVE-2021-37976 and CVE-2021-37975 – September 30th, 2021
- CVE-2021-38000 and CVE-2021-38003 – October 28th, 2021
Additionally, Google strongly recommends that users update their browser as soon as possible as the zero-day has been known to be abused by attackers in the wild.
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