Researchers at Avast have reported this vulnerability to Google and they have marked this vulnerability as a high-severity flaw.
The shocking thing is that a report has been made to Google that a CVE-2022-3723 exploit has been found in the wild, and they are aware of the situation.
“Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-3723 exists in the wild.” Google Says.
“We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.”
The Avast security researchers who reported this vulnerability on October 25, 2022, to Google are:-
- Jan Vojtek
- Przemek Gmerek
Zero-Day Flaw Profile
- CVE ID: CVE-2022-3723
- Description: Type Confusion in V8
- Severity: High
- Reported: 2022-10-25
Update Chrome Now
For security reasons, Google has not yet disclosed any key details regarding this zero-day vulnerability. So, this will provide the users more time to patch their Chrome version by updating to the latest fixed versions:-
- Windows: 107.0.5304.87/.88
- Mac: 107.0.5304.87
- Linux: 107.0.5304.87
- ChromeOS: 107.0.5304.92
Google also affirmed that they will continue to hold these restrictions further if they found this zero-day bug in a third-party library. Since there are several other projects that depend on the third-party library.
Here are the simple steps you need to follow in order to update your Chrome browser: –
- First of all, you have to open Settings.
- Then select About Chrome.
- Now you have to wait for the download to finish, as Chrome will now automatically check for available updates.
- Once done, now you restart the browser to apply the update.
- That’s it, now you are done.
Google urged users to immediately update their existing Chrome to the latest version so that they can prevent any possible exploitation attempts by the threat actors.