Google Chrome has announced a significant update for its more than three billion users after discovering 30 vulnerabilities in its browser – seven of which were classified as very serious – just weeks after releasing an update for a zero-day vulnerability affecting was exploited by hackers.
The Company problematic a press release on April 26 announcing that Google Chrome 101.0.4951.41 will be promoted to the stable channel for Mac, Windows and Linux in the coming days or weeks, which will offer protection against dozens of common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) that have been found on the browser, the Statista reports used by 3.2 billion people.
“Access to error details and links may remain limited until a majority of users have been updated with a fix,” Chrome said in its release.
“A vulnerability is an error in software code that gives an attacker direct access to a system or network,” said CSO reportedciting the CVE website. “It could allow an attacker to impersonate a superuser or system administrator with full access privileges.”
The company found that hackers had not yet exploited the WIRED vulnerabilities reported. However, on April 14, Google Chrome announced a patch that, according to WIRED, corrected the high-risk CVE-2022-1364 that hackers exploited. The browser has updated the stable channel to 100.0.4896.127 for Mac, Windows and Linux users.
“The technical details aren’t available at this time, but the timing of the fix – just a day after it was reported – suggests it’s pretty serious,” WIRED wrote.
The incident followed another high-threat CVE patch announced on March 25, in which Google said attackers were already exploiting CVE-2022-1096. forbes written down The fact that the company fixed a single vulnerability underscores the seriousness of the problem. The error was fixed when the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux was updated to 99.0.4844.84.