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Google has rolled out the first round of updates to its Chrome web browser for 2022 to fix 37 security issues, one of which is rated Critical in severity and could be exploited to pass arbitrary code and gain control over a victim’s system.

Tracked as CVE-2022-0096, the flaw relates to a use-after-free bug in the Storage component, which could have devastating effects ranging from corruption of valid data to the execution of malicious code on a compromised machine.

Security researcher Yangkang (@dnpushme) of Qihoo 360 ATA, who has previously disclosed zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple’s WebKit, has been credited with discovering and reporting the flaw on November 30, 2021.

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