Update Chrome Browser to Fix Vulnerability CVE-2022-1364

Google Chrome web browser has announced fixing a serious vulnerability by releasing a new update. Earlier Google had released their century version (version 100) but soon after they started working on fixing a new vulnerability that they were notified about. It is a zero-day exploit and should be fixed as soon as possible.

With this new update, Google has fixed CVE-2022-1364 vulnerability. This is the third time that they have fixed a zero-day exploit this year. Just like the previous ones, this vulnerability also has something to do with the JavaScript engine in Google Chrome.

This zero-day exploit makes use of type confusion error in V8 JavaScript engine that Chrome uses. The confusion of data type might lead to engine crashes and browser becoming unresponsive. But some hackers can use these errors to run unauthorized codes on a user’s computer.

By updating Google Chrome to the version 100.0.4896.127 we can patch Chrome against this vulnerability. This fix is meant for the desktop version of the Chrome web browser and works for Windows, macOS and Linux. This patches an important security vulnerability that makes users vulnerable to hacking attacks.

Chrome Vulnerability Update

How to update Chrome to the latest version? Usually, you have to do nothing – as Chrome will update itself automatically. But if you cannot wait, then you can download the latest offline version of Chrome from https://chromeenterprise.google/browser/download/#windows-tab. This has to be installed on your PC using the downloaded installer.

If you want to check if you are using the latest version then you can launch Chrome web browser, click on the Chrome menu icon (three lines) and then choose HelpAbout Google Chrome. If the latest update is available, you will see a button labeled Restart. You can click on this button to finish the update. If it has already been installed, then the Chrome browser version should read 100.0.4896.127.