Update Chrome now to patch actively exploited zero-day

Enlarge / It’s time to restart or replace Chrome—in case your tabs love you, they will come again.

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Google introduced an replace on Wednesday to the Stable channel of its Chrome browser that features a repair for an exploit that exists within the wild.

CVE-2022-2856 is a repair for “insufficient validation of untrusted input in Intents,” in accordance to Google’s advisory. Intents are sometimes a method to cross knowledge from inside Chrome to one other utility, such because the share button on Chrome’s handle bar. As famous by the Dark Reading weblog, enter validation is a typical weak point in code.

The exploit was reported by Ashley Shen and Christian Resell of the Google Threat Analysis Group, and that is all the data now we have for now. Details of the exploit are at the moment tucked behind a wall within the Chromium bugs group and are restricted to these actively engaged on associated elements and registered with Chromium. After a sure share of customers have utilized the related updates, these particulars could also be revealed.

Google says the replace—104.0.5112.101 for Mac and Linux and 104.0.5112.102/101 for Windows—will “roll out over the coming days/weeks,” however you’ll be able to (and may) manually replace Chrome now (test the “About” part of your settings).

There are 10 different safety fixes included within the replace. Dark Reading notes that that is Chrome’s fifth zero-day vulnerability disclosed in 2022.

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