Google has fixed a Chrome desktop browser flaw exploited by attackers in the wild.
The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022-2856, was reported by security researchers Ashley Shen and Christian Resell of Google Threat Analysis Group on July 19, 2022. The exploited vulnerability is described as a case of insufficient validation of untrusted input.
The development marks the fifth zero-day vulnerability in Chrome that Google has fixed since the beginning of the year. Users are advised to upgrade to version 104.0.5112.101 for macOS and Linux and 104.0.5112.102/101 for Windows to limit the exploited vulnerability and imminent attacks. Users of Chrome-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi are also advised to apply the fixes when they are available.
However, Google has failed to provide further updates and additional information about the vulnerability until the majority of users have been updated.
Google’s latest update will also fix 10 other vulnerabilities, most of which have to do with use-after-free bugs in various components such as FedCM, SwiftShader, ANGLE and Blink, among others. Google has also fixed a heap buffer overflow vulnerability in Downloads.
The sources for this piece include an article in TheHackerNews.