Google Patches the Eighth Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability of 2022


Google announced on Thanksgiving Day that an emergency Chrome update addresses an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in the popular browser.

The high-severity flaw, identified as CVE-2022-4135, is described as a heap buffer overflow in Chrome’s GPU. The internet giant states, “Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-4135 exists in the wild.” The security flaw could enable “a remote attacker who had compromised the renderer process to potentially perform a sandbox escape via a crafted HTML page,” according to a National Vulnerability Database advisory.

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Heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities frequently result in crashes, but they can also be used to place a program in an endless loop, resulting in denial-of-service (DoS) situations.

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