Update Now! Chrome Browser Gets 11 Security Fixes with 1 Zero-Day

By Aashish Verma


The latest update to Google’s Chrome browser is out, bumping the four-part version number to 104.0.5112.101 (Mac and Linux) or 104.0.5112.102 (Windows).

What is Zero-Day?

Zero-day is a reminder that there were zero days on which even the most well-informed and proactive user or sysadmin could have been patched ahead of the Bad Guys.

Update Details

Details about the updates are scant, given that Google, in common with many other vendors these days, restricts access to bug details “until a majority of users are updated with a fix”.

The Zero-day Hole

The zero-day bug CVE-2022-2856 is presented with no more detail than you see above: “Insufficient validation of untrusted input in Intents.”

Chrome Intent 

A Chrome Intent is a mechanism for triggering apps directly from a web page, in which data on the web page is fed into an external app launched to process that data.

What to do?

Chrome will probably update itself, but we always recommend checking anyway. On Windows and Mac, use More > Help > About Google Chrome > Update Google Chrome.

Chrome for iOS 

There’s a separate release bulletin for Chrome for iOS, which goes to version 104.0.5112.99, but no bulletin yet [2022-08-17T12:00Z] that mentions Chrome for Android.

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