Google rolled out an emergency security update for the Chrome web browser to address a new zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-4262, that is actively exploited.
The vulnerability was reported by Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group on November 29, 2022.
“CVE-2022-4262: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group on 2022-11-29” reads the advisory published by Google. “Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-4262 exists in the wild.”
As usual, Google did not share technical details about the vulnerability in order to allow users to update their Chrome installations. Anyway, threat actors can exploit the flaw to potentially achieve arbitrary code execution.
Google fixed the zero-day with the release of 108.0.5359.94 for Mac and Linux and 108.0.5359.94/.95 for Windows, which the company plans to roll out over the coming days/weeks
CVE-2022-4262 is the ninth actively exploited Chrome zero-day addressed by Google this year, below is the list of the other zero-day fixed by the tech giant:
Chrome users are recommended to update their installations as soon as possible to neutralize attacks attempting to exploit the zero-day.
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, zero-day)