Friday, December 16, 2011

Stable Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the release of Chrome 16 on the Stable Channel for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). 

Chrome version 16.0.912.66 (Platform version: 1193.117)

Release highlights:
  • Read about improvements to Chrome over on the Google Chome blog
  • Support for .zip files
  • Onscreen indication when caps lock is enabled
  • Warning messages regarding low disk space
  • Telegu and Kannada languages now supported
  • Updated Pepper Flash version
  • Crash fixes
  • Security updates
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching to the Beta channel? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Dev channel has been updated to 17.0.963.10 (Platform version: 1412.24) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5 , and Cr-48).

Highlights:
  • Pepper flash: release 11.1.31.205
  • Stability improvements
  • File Browser improvements
  • New icon for guest session
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. You can also submit feedback using "Report an issue" under the wrench icon. Interested in switching to the Dev channel? Find out how.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dev Channel Update


The Dev channel has been updated to 17.0.963.12 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  This release contains stability and feature improvements. Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to a different release channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Dev channel has been updated to 17.0.963.6 (Platform versions: 1412.18.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5 , and Cr-48).  This release contains stability and feature improvement.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. You can also submit feedback using "Report an issue" under the wrench icon. Interested in switching to the Dev channel? Find out how.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update


The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the arrival of Chrome 16.0.912.63 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  Chrome 16 contains some really great improvements including enhancements to Sync and the ability to create multiple profiles on a single instance of Chrome. You can read about it more on the Google Chome blog. 

Security fixes and rewards:
Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix

  • [81753] Medium CVE-2011-3903: Out-of-bounds read in regex matching. Credit to David Holloway of the Chromium development community.
  • [95465] Low CVE-2011-3905: Out-of-bounds reads in libxml. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
  • [$500] [98809] Medium CVE-2011-3906: Out-of-bounds read in PDF parser. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$1000] [99016] High CVE-2011-3907: URL bar spoofing with view-source. Credit to Luka Treiber of ACROS Security.
  • [100863] Low CVE-2011-3908: Out-of-bounds read in SVG parsing. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [101010] Medium CVE-2011-3909: [64-bit only] Memory corruption in CSS property array. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (scarybeasts) and Chu.
  • [101494] Medium CVE-2011-3910: Out-of-bounds read in YUV video frame handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar).
  • [101779] Medium CVE-2011-3911: Out-of-bounds read in PDF. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (scarybeasts) and Robert Swiecki of the Google Security Team.
  • [$1000] [102359] High CVE-2011-3912: Use-after-free in SVG filters. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$1000] [103921] High CVE-2011-3913: Use-after-free in Range handling. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$1000] [104011] High CVE-2011-3914: Out-of-bounds write in v8 i18n handling. Credit to Sławomir Błażek.
  • [$1000] [104529] High CVE-2011-3915: Buffer overflow in PDF font handling. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
  • [$500] [104959] Medium CVE-2011-3916: Out-of-bounds reads in PDF cross references. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
  • [105162] Medium CVE-2011-3917: Stack-buffer-overflow in FileWatcher. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Marty Barbella).
  • [107258] High CVE-2011-3904: Use-after-free in bidi handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno) and miaubiz.


The bugs [95465], [100863], [101494], [102359], [103921] and [105162] were detected using AddressSanitizer.

In addition, we would like to thank miaubiz, Eric Bidelman, and Sławomir Błażek for working with us in the development cycle and preventing bugs from ever reaching the stable channel. Various rewards were issued.

Thanks for using Chrome! If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Have a happy holiday season!

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Dev channel has been updated to 17.0.963.2 (Platform versions: 1412.5.0 and 1412.7.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5 , and Cr-48).

Highlights:

  • Updated Chrome version (stability and feature improvements)
  • Pepper flash: release 11.1.31.202
  • Update Chromevox (features and bug fixes)
Known issues:
  • Issue 23560: Power button does not respond (rare).
  • Issue 23908: chrome://system output truncated after "touchpad_activity"
  • Issue 23244: Browser context menu is displayed when right-clicking on File browser window
  • Issue 23379: Selected text disappears in file browser
  • Issue 23571: Angry birds : graphics problems
  • Issue 23802: Crash: Chrome crash on enabling and disabling Capslock (or) accessibility
  • Issue 23848: Playing youtube video in gtalk window causes all gtalk windows to disappear
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. You can also submit feedback using "Report an issue" under the wrench icon. Interested in switching to the Dev channel? Find out how.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the release of Chrome 16 on the Beta Channel for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

Chrome version 16.0.912.63 (Platform version: 1193.105.0)

Release highlights:
  • Stability & security fixes
Known issues:
  • 23151 - Signing in with a custom encryption passphrase does not prompt users to fill in the passphrase. Workaround: If sync is not happening and you have an encryption passphrase for your account data, go to the Settings > Personal Stuff tab to fill in the passphrase.
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update


The Dev channel has been updated to 17.0.963.2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  This release contains stability and feature improvement. Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to a different release channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 16.0.912.63 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. 

For an overview of key features in this release check out the Google Chrome Blog.  Interested in switching to the Beta or Stable channels?  You can also take a look at the changelog to see what happened in this release since .59.

Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 17.0.963.0 for all platforms.  This release has the following updates:

All Platforms
  • Updated V8 - 3.7.12.6
  • r113121 Omnibox suggestions will now be prerendered if our confidence of the user following the suggestion is high.
  • Support for <meta name=”referrer”>
  • Content Settings (in Options, Under the Hood) now has UI for “Mouse Cursor”, which controls the Mouse Lock API permissions.
  • r110556 Fixed a renderer crash that could happen when opening a new tab with many tabs open.
  • WebKit Issue 73056  - Small fix for BiDi selection.
  • WebKit Issue 63903 - Fixed WebKit's implementation of bdo, bdi, and output elements to match HTML5 spec section 10.3.5.
Windows
  • r111156 - Desktop shortcuts will be created for each user account, to launch Chrome with that account active.
Mac
  • The PDF viewer now renders nicer looking text.
  • r111426 - Plugins using the Core Animation rendering model are now rendered through Chrome’s compositor rather than directly to the screen. This should have no user visible side effects; please file bugs and cc: kbr@chromium.org if any unexpected issues are seen with plugin rendering on Mac.
Known Issues
  • Extension/App/Themes installs on Linux/ChromeOS are currently not working.  This includes sync-driven installs. (Bug 106599)
Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to a different release channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 16.0.912.59 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame. 

For an overview of key features in this release check out the Google Chrome Blog.  Interested in switching to the Beta or Stable channels?  You can also take a look at the changelog to see what happened in this release since .41.

Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome