New Chrome Fixes Memory Bug

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 03:01 PM gHale

A new stable version of the Chrome browser (version 32.0.1700.102) is out and it integrates security-related fixes.

The current release of Google Chrome implements 14 security patches, the most significant of the glitches addressed being two vulnerabilities identified as CVE-2013-6649 and CVE-2013-6650.

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These are a use-after-free error occurring with SVG images and a memory corruption vulnerability that affected the V8 JavaScript engine of the web browser.

Revealing these issues earned Atte Kettunen of OUSPG $1,000, and Christian Holler received $3,000 from the Google awards program.

The rest of $6,000 went to contributors (cloudfuzzer and miaubiz) that worked with the Chrome team during the development cycle in order to keep other security glitches from reaching the stable build.

Google Chrome 32.0.1700.102 (currently available for all supported desktop platforms – Windows, Mac, and Linux) includes other fixes for issues that affected its functionality, such as failure to scroll horizontally using the trackpad, problems with file drag and drop, disappearance of the mouse pointer upon exiting full-screen, or crashing of the Quicktime plugin.

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