A new zero-day bug (CVE-2022-1096) has been discovered to affect Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers such as Microsoft Edge on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Google explained via a blog post that the vulnerability already has an exploit in the wild, which is restricting access to information on the bug details.
The company already has a fix via a Chrome browser update to version 99.0.4844.84 for Windows, Mac, and Linux which has already started rolling out. It is strongly urged to anyone who hasn’t already updated to do so as soon as possible to avoid any security issues. Google provided the below, limited details on the vulnerability:
[$TBD] High CVE-2022-1096: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by anonymous on 2022-03-23
We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel.
Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1096 exists in the wild.
It goes without saying that you should update your Chrome browser right away, which you can do by clicking on the 3-dot menu on the top right > Help > Update Google Chrome, or by following our guide found here.