Google have updated the Chrome web browser to 10.0.648.204 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Included in this release is support for the password manager on Linux, performance and stability fixes, as well as important security fixes.
The security fixes addresses issues found mainly under the Chromium reward program where hackers are rewarded for finding vulnerabilities in the web browser. Google paid out over $8500 to the hackers who found these problems:
- [$500]  High CVE-2011-1291: Buffer error in base string handling. Credit to Alex Turpin.
- [$1000]  High CVE-2011-1292: Use-after-free in the frame loader. Credit to Sławomir Błażek.
- [$2000]  High CVE-2011-1293: Use-after-free in HTMLCollection. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
- [$1500]  High CVE-2011-1294: Stale pointer in CSS handling. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
- [$2000]  High CVE-2011-1295: DOM tree corruption with broken node parentage. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
- [$1500]  High CVE-2011-1296: Stale pointer in SVG text handling. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
You may find that the links above don’t work for a few days as Google restricts the access to the fix details until “the majority of Chrome users have updated to the latest patched version.”