macOS Google Chrome gets critical zero-day update

Google recently updated its Google Chrome app for macOS to address a zero-day vulnerability.

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Google Chrome desktop now has version 100.0.4898.127 on Linux, Windows and macOS. For those who don’t have the new version yet, don’t worry – Google says it will be rolled out to users over the course of a few days.

According to Google’s patch notes, the update fixes several issues, most notably the “type confusion” identified as CVE-2022-1364. A member of the Google Threat Analysis Group reported the vulnerability and the tech giant quickly fixed it with a fix.

The zero day bug is reportedly widely used by attackers and can cause an error or crash, allowing malicious code to be executed. It’s similar to an issue fixed on March 26, which is a JavaScript engine weakness due to “type confusion”.

A manual update can be forced by going to ‘About’ and clicking ‘Update’.

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