December 6, 2016

Google Releases Chrome 11.0.696.68 with Flash 10.3

Google has released Chrome 11.0.696.68 for Macintosh, Windows and Linux to fix two security flaws and upgrade the built-in version of Adobe Flash to 10.3.

The two security fixes are:

  • [64046] Bad casts in Chromium WebKit glue.
  • [80608] Integer overflows in SVG filters.

Note that the referenced bugs will be kept private until a majority of Chrome users have updated.

Flash Player 10.3 contains several new features and enhancements:

  • Media Measurement
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation
  • Integration with browser privacy controls for managing local storage
  • Native Control Panel
  • Auto-Update notification for Mac OS

With the “integration with browser privacy controls for managing local storage” and the “native control panel” having the greatest impact in terms of information security. These new controls allow users to manage their Flash Player privacy, security and storage settings. Windows, Mac, and Linux users can access the Flash Player Settings Manager directly from the Control Panels or System Preferences on their computers.

10.3 also fixes several critical vulnerabilities in the Flash 10.2 series. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.