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Google plugs 0-day vulnerability in Chrome






Google has released a new security update for its Chrome browser. The developers have closed a security gap that is already being exploited for attacks.

Google has updated Chrome to version 99.0.4844.84 to fix a serious vulnerability. In the Chrome Release Blog, Prudhvikumar Bommana names the fixed vulnerability that an external researcher discovered and reported anonymously on March 23. The vulnerability is classified as high risk and is already being exploited for attacks.

The CVE-2022-1096 vulnerability is a type confusion in the Javascript engine V8. Google has not released any further details. How high the bonus for the discoverer will be is also not yet known. As a rule, Chrome updates itself automatically.

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Other Chromium-based browsers

The manufacturers of other Chromium-based browsers must now follow suit and update their programs as quickly as possible. In the current version Microsoft

Edge

99.0.1150.52, released March 24, plugs Chromium 99.0.4844.74. Microsoft has already announced an update. In

brave

1.36.119 from March 21 is already working Chromium 99.0.4844.83.

Vivaldi

will skip Chromium generation 99 completely. The current Vivaldi version 5.1.2567.66 is still based on Chromium 98, but contains its version 98.0.4758.136, in which all security gaps known up to mid-March have been eliminated. Despite all the version differences, Edge, Brave and Vivaldi were at the current security level before the latest Chrome update.

Different

Opera

: The Norwegians switched to Chromium 99 with Opera 85.0.4341.18 from March 23, but it is still Chromium version 99.0.4844.51, which was current at the beginning of March. This means that Opera is once again two security updates behind.

Chrome 99.0.4844.88 for Android is also already available. Google will release Chrome 100 on March 29th.

Chromium-based browsers at a glance:

browsers

version

Chromium version

Google Chrome

99.0.4844.84

99.0.4844.84 🟢

brave

1.36.119

99.0.4844.83 🟠

Microsoft Edge

99.0.1150.52

99.0.4844.74 🟠

Opera

85.0.4341.18

99.0.4844.51 🔴

Vivaldi

5.1.2567.66

98.0.4758.136 🟠

Chromium-based browsers as of 3/25/2022


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