Friday, April 6, 2012
Google Fixes 12 Flaws In Chrome?
The Chrome Stable and Beta channels have been updated to 18.0.1025.151 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.
Friday, April 06, 2012: Google on Thursday announced that it has patched 12 Chrome vulnerabilities. The updates to the Stable and Beta channels of its Chrome browser come for the second time in eight days since the search giant updated its browser.
"The Chrome Stable and Beta channels have been updated to 18.0.1025.151 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame," Google announced.
Seven of the 12 security fixes were rated as 'high'-risk problems (the second-most-serious ranking in Google's scoring system). Google earlier paid a total of $6000 to three researchers who discovered seven of the vulnerabilities. The others were reported by the company's own security team or were ineligible for a finder's fee.
Thursday's update to Chrome 18 also includes a new version of the bundled Flash Player. Revising the Flash Player advisory from the end of March, Adobe has included fixes for a Chrome/Flash only pair of memory corruption issues listed as CVE-2012-0724 and CVE-2012-0725.
Google has also fixed several non-security issues. Some of these are related to hardware acceleration; this feature was switched on in Chrome when version 18 debuted in March.