Google has confirmed a new Chrome zero-day vulnerability by issuing an emergency security update addressing this single highly rated issue.
For the first time, the vulnerability under the number CVE-2022-3723 became known on October 25 from the reports of Avast researchers. Experts did not disclose details about the vulnerability. This is done so that as many users as possible have time to update before cybercriminals come up with new ways to exploit the vulnerability.
According to Forbes, Google rarely releases such patches, which contain only one fix. The fact that the security update was released immediately for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android only emphasizes the severity of the vulnerability found.
Google says the update to version 107.0.5304.87 for Mac and Linux users, 107.0.5304.87 or 107.0.5304.88 for Windows, and 107.0.5304.91 for Android has been rolled out since the announcement. All users should receive the update in the coming days.
You can force an immediate update in Help|About. If an update is available, Chrome will automatically download and install it, after which you will have to restart the browser.