Google Chrome: victim of a flaw, the browser receives a critical update

Google Chrome: victim of a flaw, the browser receives a critical update

A new security flaw has been discovered in the Chrome browser. Google gives little information on the latter, but the company has already released a patch that should be installed as soon as possible.

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If Chrome offers you an update, you better install it right away. Google has just deployed on Windows a new version of its web browser which corrects a critical security flaw, exploited moreover by hackers. This is the fourth time that a flaw of this type has been discovered in 2022 alone.

To make sure your version of Chrome is up to date, go to your browser’s menu (the three dots at the top right), choose the Help submenu, then select About Chrome. Your software should download and install browser version 103.0.5060.114 without your help, other than restarting the browser. According to Google, the update should anyway be installed automatically on all eligible machines within a few days.

The operation of the fault, which inherits the poetic code name CVE-2022-2294, was not detailed by Google. It is only known to be a buffer overflow bug that can cause system crashes or allow remote command execution. Enough to cause a hell of a mess… The web giant also claims that this flaw has been used by unscrupulous hackers.

Few info on the fault

“Access to bug details and links may be restricted until the majority of users are fixed […] We will also maintain restrictions if the bug exists in a third-party library that other projects similarly depend on, but has not yet been fixed.“explained Google.

Similar flaws had already been detected on Google Chrome on February 14, March 25 and April 14. All were flaws zero day, that is to say which had not been the subject of any publication before their discovery by the general public. The February bug was notably used by North Korean hackers to distribute malware. This does not mean that Google Chrome is inherently more vulnerable than any other software, as no computer system is tamper-proof, but that given the popularity of the browser, many cybercriminals are trying to find flaws in it.

The best thing to do is still to conscientiously install the updates offered.

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