Google Chrome warns users of dozens of security vulnerabilities

Google Chrome has announced an important update for its more than three billion users after it detected 30 security vulnerabilities in its browser – seven of which were rated very serious – just weeks after releasing an update for a vulnerability zero-day exploited by hackers.

The company issued a press release on April 26 announcing that it would be promoting Google Chrome 101.0.4951.41 in the coming days or weeks on the Stable Channel for Mac, Windows, and Linux, which will provide protection against dozens of vulnerabilities. and Common Exposures (CVE) found on the browser, which Statista says is used by 3.2 billion people.

“Access to bug details and links may be restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix,” Chrome said in its statement.

“A vulnerability is an error in software code that provides an attacker with direct access to a system or network,” CSO reported, citing the CVE website. “This could allow an attacker to impersonate a superuser or system administrator with full access privileges.”

The company noted that the hackers had yet to exploit the vulnerabilities, WIRED reported. However, on April 14, Google Chrome announced a patch that fixed the high-risk CVE-2022-1364, which hackers exploited, according to WIRED. The browser has updated the stable channel to 100.0.4896.127 for Mac, Windows, and Linux users.

“Technical details are not currently available, but the timing of the patch – just one day after it was reported – indicates it is quite serious,” WIRED wrote.

The incident follows another high-risk CVE patch announced on March 25, in which Google said attackers were already exploiting CVE-2022-1096. Forbes noted the fact that the company patched a single vulnerability, underscoring the seriousness of the issue. The bug was fixed when the stable channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux was updated to 99.0.4844.84.


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