Google patches active exploitation of a zero-day vulnerability in Chrome in 2022.

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It was the seventh zero-day vulnerability Google had patched this year, affecting its flagship Chrome web browser. The latest patch fixed an error regarding type confusion in the JavaScript-based V8 engine.

Security vulnerabilities in Chrome are being actively exploited; On Friday, Google said it expressed emergency fixes to address them. An issue with CVE-2022-3075 relates to insufficient data validation in Mojo, a collection of libraries that provides a platform-independent mechanism for inter-process communication (IPC). On 30 August 2022, an anonymous researcher announced high severity flaw.

Internet giant Google said, “They are aware of the reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-3075 dwell in the wild. To prevent additional threat actors from exploiting the vulnerability, we will not divulge too many details about the nature of the attacks.”

Discover Chrome’s zero-day vulnerabilities

The previous six zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome that Google has set on are:

As per the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE), type confusion is when any program attempts to access any system resource using an incompatible type. In other words, if a program defines a class for an object or variable and then accesses that same resource with a different kind, it might cause logical errors.

Mainly, applications are written in languages without memory protection, such as C and C++, allowing arbitrary code execution. The successful exploitation of type confusion vulnerabilities can permit threat actors to access off-limits system memory. V8 is written in C++.

Consequently, it is almost certain that merely viewing a booby-trapped website is potential trouble, as it could launch malware and rogue code on your system without any warnings or pop-ups- said one of the research scientists at Sophos.

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