Google has issued a new version of the Chrome browser to resolve a number of serious security issues.
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered and fixed in the latest release of Google Chrome, including one rated as Critical which could allow arbitrary code execution on the victim’s system. CVE-2022-1853 is a use after free vulnerability in the Indexed DB component of Chrome.
In total 32 security fixes are included in the new version, 1 is rated Critical, and 8 more are rated as High priority fixes by Google.
The affected versions of Chrome are:
- Google Chrome for Windows versions prior to 102.0.5005.61/62/63
- Google Chrome for Mac and Linux versions prior to 102.0.5005.61
If automatic updates are turned on for Chrome, it should download the new version and update itself when next restarted. To check the current version of Chrome, select Help -> About Chrome from the settings menu.