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Chrome update eliminates a browser vulnerability – PC-WORLD






Google has released an initial security update for its Chrome 100 browser. The developers have closed a security hole in it.

Just under a week ago, Google updated its Chrome browser to version 100. The first security update is now available. In the Chrome Release Blog, Srinivas Sista only lists a vulnerability fixed with Chrome 100.0.4896.75. It is classified as high risk. Despite the seemingly urgent update, it does not appear to be a 0-day vulnerability.

The vulnerability CVE-2022-1232 is a type confusion in the Javascript engine V8. If read-in data is assigned to the wrong variable type (e.g. integer instead of text), a lot can basically happen. Anyone who specifically exploits such a gap can inject and execute code, for example. The bug was discovered by Sergey Glazunov from Google’s Team Zero. This team doesn’t just look for vulnerabilities in Google products. As a rule, Chrome updates itself automatically when a new version is available.

β–ΆThe latest security updates

Other Chromium-based browsers

Some of the manufacturers of other Chromium-based browsers are still busy switching to Chromium 100. Brave and Microsoft (Edge) have already done this and are up to date with the security update mentioned above. Vivaldi 5.1 is still based on Chromium 98, but the release of the new version 5.2, which is based on Chromium 100, is imminent. The last quirks are currently being ironed out with Release Candidate 1 (RC 1). Opera also has the switch to Chromium 100 ahead of it. Opera 85.0.4341.47 still contains Chromium 99.0.4844.84, which corresponds to the security status of the last Chrome release before 100. Opera 86 is still in beta.

Chrome 100.0.4896.77 for iOS is also already available. Google will release Chrome 101 on April 26th.

Chromium-based browsers at a glance:

browsers

version

Chromium version

Google Chrome

100.0.4896.75

100.0.4896.75 🟒

brave

1.37.109

100.0.4896.60 🟠

Microsoft Edge

100.0.1185.29

100.0.4896.60 🟠

Opera

85.0.4341.47

99.0.4844.84 πŸ”΄

Vivaldi

5.1.2567.73

98.0.4758.141 πŸ”΄

Chromium-based browsers as of 04/04/2022


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