July 24, 2014

Google Releases Chrome 15.0.874.121

(LiveHacking.Com) - Google is continuing with its fast paced development of the Chrome web browser, not only with the major point releases, but also with bug and security fixes to the current stable version. To this end it has just released Chrome 15.0.874.121 for Windows, Mac and Linux. The new version updates the V8 Javascript engine (to 3.5.10.24) and fixes a SVG regression bug that appeared in the last release.

However, most importantly, this release also fixes a “High” risk security error in the V8 Javascript engine which resulted in an out-of-bounds write. Such memory errors are a potential foothold for hackers to run arbitrary code in the browser and so install malware on a PC.

Christian Holler was rewarded $1000 for finding this V8 error under Google’s Chromium Security reward scheme.

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