Chrome 9th Zero Day | CVE-2022-4262
Coverage and Recommendation for Lookout Admins
With new zero-day vulnerabilities being discovered and disclosed with increased frequency, Lookout strongly suggests all mobile device users turn on the app auto-update capability on their respective devices. Lookout admins should proactively enable the vulnerability protection policy in the Lookout console and configure it with the appropriate remediation actions that align with their organization’s response workflows. As of December 15th, 2022, Lookout will alert on Chrome for Android versions 108.0.5359.78 or before and MS Edge for mobile versions 108.0.1462.40 or below. In addition, CISA is requiring all government organizations to update to the patched versions of these apps by December 26th, 2022.
The most likely way to exploit this vulnerability would be to send a link to a malcrafted webpage to a target in hopes that the target still has a vulnerable version of Chrome or Edge on their device. A successful exploit may grant a threat actor access to the browser’s capabilities without needing to root the device and can also enable threat actors to crash a program or execute codes remotely. It should be noted that mobile device management (MDM) tools will not detect a successful exploitation. In the event of a successful exploit, the actor could have access to any capability that the browser has. Per NIST’s national vulnerability database, this can arm “a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page. (Chromium security severity: High)”