Earlier this year, researchers from several security companies shared their concerns about the growing vulnerabilities within Chrome internet browser. After multiple bugs and vulnerabilities, Google has finally announced the stable version of the Google Chrome browser. Version 108.0.5359.99 is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS systems and can be downloaded from the Chrome blog, or the official website
Some of these vulnerabilities were reported as zero-day and left in the open. The currently updated fixes all these bugs and improve the overall experience of the browser, making it more secure and reliable. Version 108.0.5359.99 will be automatically distributed over the next few days for all users.
Vulnerabilities, patches, vulnerabilities…
Google Chrome browser has been in the conversation for its long list of vulnerabilities. Among its list of multiple vulnerabilities, Chrome’s CVE-2022-4262 vulnerability has been patched in the most recent release.
Google is aware of claims that an exploit has been discovered in the wild. The details will be limited until most users have received this update. The Extended Stable Channel for Windows and Mac has been updated to 108.0.5359.9x and will be sent out in the next few days.
Users who want to download and update to version 108.0.5359.99 can do so via the integrated update function or the official website.
Users who are still using the older version of the browser will receive an automated update prompt on their browser. However, in case they didn’t receive one, they can update their browser by following the step-by-step instructions given below.
Update Chrome on Windows
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More.
- Click Help. About Google Chrome.
- Click Update Google Chrome. Important: If you can’t find this button, you’re on the latest version.
- Click Relaunch.
Update Chrome on macOS
- Select the three-dot menu at the top right of the browser.
- Go to Help > About Google Chrome.
- If an update is required, you can watch it download now, after which you’ll be prompted to restart the browser. Otherwise, you’ll see the message Google Chrome is up to date.
Update Chrome on Linux
- Fire up the terminal on your Linux machine
- Type this command – Sudo apt update
- sudo apt-get –only-upgrade install google-chrome-stable
- Create a repository using this command – sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
- wget –q –o –https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add –