Google Releases Chrome 15.0.874.121 – Fixes High-Risk Flaws
By on November 17th, 2011

Google has released yet another update of its Chrome browser, fixing a high-risk vulnerability in the V8 JavaScript engine.   The latest build – Chrome 15.0.874.121 is the latest stable released and is now available for download for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms.

Google Release Chrome 15.0.874.121

The issue in V8 JavaScript engine caused an error which can be exploited to read restricted memory. This can be used by attackers or hackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the browser. On successful exploit, attackers can read /obtain sensitive information, and even execute the arbitrary code in the Chrome sandbox. Failed attacks can cause denial-of-service conditions causing the browser to crash.

The browser connects to SSL servers using certificates signed with MD2 or MD4 hashing algorithms. This can be exploited by attacker to fake valid certificates if an MD2 or MD4 collision attack is successful.

The V8 issues was identified by Christian Holler, and was rewarded $1000 for finding the error under Google’s Chromium Security reward scheme.

The Chrome 15.0.874.121 also brings in a fix which an SVG element placed within an iframe would not have a specified dimension even after having the width and height assigned. The SVG elements would instead take the maximum amount of space in the iframe.  The following links demonstrates the issue

More details on this issue can be found here.

Google Chrome’s earlier release – Chrome 15.0.874.102 had over 27 fixes and rewards accounted to USD $26k. The release also included new features in  Chrome  15, such as the redesigned New Tab page. If you ever encounter a problem or want to report a bug related to Google Chrome, then you can fill up this form notify the Google Chrome team.

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  • abel

    My PC become very slow when i run chrome 15.And then,I use avant browser and firefox ,my PC works fine.I don’t want to remove chrome form my browsers list.Please fix this bug soon.

  • Norman Clarkson

    my google chrome has gone into Spanish language how do I get it back to English

 
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