December 7, 2016

Google Chrome 14 Out

(LiveHacking.Com) – Google has released Chrome 14 for all platforms.  14.0.835.163, to give it its full title,  contains a number of security fixes as well as new functionality.

The list of security fixes is impressively long with Google paying out over $14,000 in rewards to the coders that spotted and reported many of the security issues.

  • [49377] High CVE-2011-2835: Race condition in the certificate cache. Credit to Ryan Sleevi of the Chromium development community.
  • [51464] Low CVE-2011-2836: Infobar the Windows Media Player plug-in to avoid click-free access to the system Flash. Credit to electronixtar.
  • [Linux only] [57908] Low CVE-2011-2837: Use PIC / pie compiler flags. Credit to wbrana.
  • [75070] Low CVE-2011-2838: Treat MIME type more authoritatively when loading plug-ins. Credit to Michal Zalewski of the Google Security Team.
  • [76771] High CVE-2011-2839: Crash in v8 script object wrappers. Credit to Kostya Serebryany of the Chromium development community.
  • [78427] [83031] Low CVE-2011-2840: Possible URL bar spoofs with unusual user interaction. Credit to kuzzcc.
  • [$500] [78639] High CVE-2011-2841: Garbage collection error in PDF. Credit to Mario Gomes.
  • [Mac only] [80680] Low CVE-2011-2842: Insecure lock file handling in the Mac installer. Credit to Aaron Sigel of vtty.com.
  • [82438] Medium CVE-2011-2843: Out-of-bounds read with media buffers. Credit to Kostya Serebryany of the Chromium development community.
  • [85041] Medium CVE-2011-2844: Out-of-bounds read with mp3 files. Credit to Mario Gomes.
  • [$1000] [89219] High CVE-2011-2846: Use-after-free in unload event handling. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$1000] [89330] High CVE-2011-2847: Use-after-free in document loader. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$500] [89564] Medium CVE-2011-2848: URL bar spoof with forward button. Credit to Jordi Chancel.
  • [89795] Low CVE-2011-2849: Browser NULL pointer crash with WebSockets. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$500] [89991] Medium CVE-2011-3234: Out-of-bounds read in box handling. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [90134] Medium CVE-2011-2850: Out-of-bounds read with Khmer characters. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [90173] Medium CVE-2011-2851: Out-of-bounds read in video handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
  • [$500] [91120] High CVE-2011-2852: Off-by-one in v8. Credit to Christian Holler.
  • [91197] High CVE-2011-2853: Use-after-free in plug-in handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined).
  • [$1000] [92651] [94800] High CVE-2011-2854: Use-after-free in ruby / table style handing. Credit to Sławomir Błażek, and independent later discoveries by miaubiz and Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
  • [$1000] [92959] High CVE-2011-2855: Stale node in stylesheet handling. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$2000] [93416] High CVE-2011-2856: Cross-origin bypass in v8. Credit to Daniel Divricean.
  • [$1000] [93420] High CVE-2011-2857: Use-after-free in focus controller. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$1000] [93472] High CVE-2011-2834: Double free in libxml XPath handling. Credit to Yang Dingning from NCNIPC, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • [93497] Medium CVE-2011-2859: Incorrect permissions assigned to non-gallery pages. Credit to Bernhard ‘Bruhns’ Brehm of Recurity Labs.
  • [$1000] [93587] High CVE-2011-2860: Use-after-free in table style handling. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [93596] Medium CVE-2011-2861: Bad string read in PDF. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$2337] [93906] High CVE-2011-2862: Unintended access to v8 built-in objects. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
  • [95563] Medium CVE-2011-2864: Out-of-bounds read with Tibetan characters. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
  • [95625] Medium CVE-2011-2858: Out-of-bounds read with triangle arrays. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
  • [95917] Low CVE-2011-2874: Failure to pin a self-signed cert for a session. Credit to Nishant Yadant of VMware and Craig Chamberlain (@randomuserid).
  • [$1000] [95920] High CVE-2011-2875: Type confusion in v8 object sealing. Credit to Christian Holler.

The highest payout went to Sergey Glazunov for finding a unintended access to v8 built-in objects. He got $2337 for his efforts.

Note that the referenced bugs are kept private by Google until a majority of users are up to date with the fix.

New Functionality
Chrome 14 contains two significant technologies which allow developers to create even more powerful web apps and games:

  • The Web Audio API enables developers to add fancy audio effects such as room simulation and spatialization.
  • Native Client is an open-source technology which allows C and C++ code to be seamlessly and securely executed inside the browser. Currently, Native Client only supports applications listed in the Chrome Web Store, but we are working to remove this limitation as soon as possible.

OS X Lion
For OS X Lion users Chrome now uses Lion’s overlay scrollbars, which appear only while you’re scrolling. We’ve also added initial support for Lion’s full-screen mode, triggered by a full-screen button or Ctrl+Shift+F.

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