Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.45 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms 

All
  • Fixed NTP signed in state is missing (Issue: 112676)
  • Fixed gmail seems to redraw itself (all white) occasionally (Issue: 111263)
  • Focus "OK" button on Javascript dialogs (Issue: 111015)
  • Fixed Back button frequently hangs (Issue: 93427)
  • Increase the buffer size to fix muted playback rate (Issue: 108239)
  • Fixed Empty span with line-height renders with non-zero height (Issue: 109811)
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 19.0.1055.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains stability fixes and updated V8 to 3.9.11.0. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Friday, February 24, 2012

Stable Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Stable channel has been updated to 17.0.963.60 (Platform version: 1412.205.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).


Release highlights:
  • Pepper flash: release 11.1.31.310
  • Stability & security fixes
Known issues:
  • Deleting 802.1x cert might require a restart to restore access to other wifi networks
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.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Chrome for Android Beta Update

Chrome for Android Beta has been updated to 0.16.4215.215, picking up changes that have gone in through Chrome 16.0.912.77.  Beyond the Chrome changes, this update contains:
  • Android Beam support - now beam URLs from Chrome to other devices with NFC.
  • Support for additional countries
  • Compatibility checks to ensure system prerequisites for Chrome are met
  • Essential bug fixes
Known issues
  • 112923 : No way to toggle between mobile/desktop UA
  • 113140 : Youtube Links Do Not Prompt For Which Application to Use
  • 113132 : Chrome for Android beta doesn't support configured proxy in wi-fi settings
  • Other notable issues listed here
If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Srikanth Rajagopalan
Google Chrome

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 19.0.1049.3 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following stability and bug fixes:

All

Mac
  • Worked around lockups of mid-2010 MacBook Pros (dual NVIDIA/Intel GPUs) running 10.7. Please stress test Flash, WebGL and other GPU accelerated content on such machines and file bugs referencing Issue 113703 if issue persists.
Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.39 (Platform versions: 1660.44.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

This build contains a number of stability and performance improvements. Some highlights of these changes are:
  • 23036 - Caps lock is now triggered via the Shift + Search key combination (instead of the double Shift key combination).
  • 20187 - Fix to reduce machine login time
  • Two finger click when resting/hovering thumb present fixed (users would see 3 finger clicks instead); Faulty 3 finger click turned off to correct this issue.
  • 25133 - Fix to keyboard tab focus moving too far on login screen.
  • 26201 - Fix to brightness filter in Chrome OS Photo Editor
Known issues:

  • 26278 - Modal dialogs not always rendered properly.
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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Beta Channel Update



The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.39 for 
Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms 

All
  • Updated V8 - 3.8.9.8
  • Fixed several crashes (Issues: 111376108688114391)
  • Fixed Firefox browser in Import Bookmarks and Settings drop-down (Issue: 114476)
  • Sync: Sessions aren't associating pre-existing tabs (Issue: 113319)
  • Fixed All "Extensions" make an entry under the "NTP Apps" page (Issue: 113672)
Windows
  • Print Dialog Partly Off Screen w/ Windows 7 Vertical Taskbar (Issue: 112614)
  • "Recently Closed" menu is missing after restarting Chrome (Issue: 110785)
  • Fixed Garbled text on the SSL chip displayed in the Omnibox (Issue: 114168)
Mac
  • Fixed Custom cursor decoding with wrong color  (Issue: 114598)
  • Fixed Custom image cursor makes the cursor disappear altogether (Issue: 111027)
  • Fixed Chrome on dual-GPU NVIDIA/Intel MacBook Pro hangs browser (Issue 113703)
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome


Friday, February 17, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.32 (Platform versions: 1660.34.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

This build contains a number of new features, as well as security & stability improvements. Some highlights of these changes are:
  • Updated Pepper Flash version
  • Improvement to wifi stability
  • Improved system hardening [Yama support, etc]
  • File manager improvements
  • Crash fixes
Known issues:
  • 25971 -  Occasionally when switching tabs, the screen will not redraw the content to the new tab. Occurs most frequently when one tab contains Flash content. Workaround: Closing all tabs or restarting the machine resolves the issue.
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

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Stable Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the release of Chrome 17 on the Stable Channel for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). You can read more about the Chrome version 17.0.963.54 (Platform version: 1412.186.0)

Release highlights:

  • Read about improvements to Chrome over on the Google Chome blog
  • Fixed CVE-2012-0056 kernel: proc: /proc/<pid>/mem mem_write insufficient permission checking
  • Verizon activation and top-up portal
  • Update Pepper Flash
  • New photo editor
  • File browser improvements
  • OpenVPN support
  • Stability & security fixes
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.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.33 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms

All
  • Updated V8 - 3.8.9.6
  • Fixed several crashes (Issues: 110943, 110234, 110176, 108986)
  • Sync: Conflicting sync entries should not be committed (Issue: 82236)
  • Back button frequently hangs (Issue: 93427)
  • Fixed Speech input bubble borders don't closing (Issues: 98323, 112194
  • Improved the quality of the omnibox
Mac
  • Fixed Gap between download shelf and vertical scrollbar  (Issue: 111266)
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Dev channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.32 (Platform versions: 1660.34.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

This build contains a number of stability improvements. Additional changes:
  • 24450 - For users enrolled in an enterprise, the time zone setting is now editable by any user.
  • 25604, 20612- Fixes issues where using an incorrect proxy, or when there is limited connectivity would cause a spinner icon to be infinitely shown on the login screen.
  • 26127 - Fixes issues with streaming videos not being able to play in full screen mode.
  • Crash fixes
Known issues:
  • 25971 -  Occasionally when switching tabs, the screen will not redraw the content to the new tab. Occurs most frequently when one tab contains Flash content. Workaround: Closing all tabs or restarting the machine resolves the issue.
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

Chrome Stable Update

The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 17.0.963.56 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This release fixes a number of stability and security issues in Chrome, and also includes a new version of Flash.  More info on the Flash update is available from Adobe.

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.

  • [105803] High CVE-2011-3015: Integer overflows in PDF codecs. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (scarybeasts).
  • [$500] [106336] Medium CVE-2011-3016: Read-after-free with counter nodes. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$1000] [108695] High CVE-2011-3017: Possible use-after-free in database handling. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$1000] [110172] High CVE-2011-3018: Heap overflow in path rendering. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [110849] High CVE-2011-3019: Heap buffer overflow in MKV handling. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (scarybeasts) and Mateusz Jurczyk / Gynvael Coldwind of the Google Security Team.
  • [111575] Medium CVE-2011-3020: Native client validator error. Credit to Nick Bray of the Chromium development community.
  • [$1000] [111779] High CVE-2011-3021: Use-after-free in subframe loading. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [112236] Medium CVE-2011-3022: Inappropriate use of http for translation script. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Jorge Obes).
  • [$500] [112259] Medium CVE-2011-3023: Use-after-free with drag and drop. Credit to pa_kt.
  • [112451] Low CVE-2011-3024: Browser crash with empty x509 certificate. Credit to chrometot.
  • [$500] [112670] Medium CVE-2011-3025: Out-of-bounds read in h.264 parsing. Credit to Sławomir Błażek.
  • [$1337] [112822] High CVE-2011-3026: Integer overflow / truncation in libpng. Credit to Jüri Aedla.
  • [$1000] [112847] High CVE-2011-3027: Bad cast in column handling. Credit to miaubiz.
The bugs [106336], [106336], [110172], [110849], [111779] and [112847] were detected using AddressSanitizer.

More detailed updates are available on the Chrome Blog.  Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 19.0.1041.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following stability and bug fixes:


Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome


Monday, February 13, 2012

Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 17.0.963.54 (Platform versions: 1412.186) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

This update fixes a number of stability and UI issues.

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.

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dev Channel Update for Chromebooks


The Dev channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.29 (Platform versions: 1660.20.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48).

This build contains a number of stability improvements. Additional changes:
  • Updated Pepper Flash version
  • 25865 - Fixes to crashes generated and blank screen being seen after browser crash
  • Improvements to video playback from File Browser
Known issues:
  • Issue on signing out: Please note that in some circumstances if you are connected via a proxy, signing out of your Chrome OS session may not work. Users may see 8 or more seconds of a blank screen followed by being returned to the previous signed in state. If you encounter this problem, please submit a feedback report (Wrench > Report an Issue) mentioning this issue. Please include the tag '#CantSignOut' and the approximate time you encountered this issue.  Workaround: Shutdown the machine using either the power button or the Wrench menu > Sign out option, and restart the machine to login as a different user. 
  • 26127: Videos do not play in full screen mode. This affects multiple sites including YouTube and others.
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 19.0.1036.7 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following updates:

All
  • Updated V8 - 3.9.4.0
  • Fix: open incognito windows at exit created extra normal windows when the session was restored [r120554]
  • Show spelling suggestions for misspelled words from the online spellchecker provided by Google (only after users opt into sending text to the service) (r120959).
  • When translating a page, get the code and translation via HTTPS. (r120113)
Windows
  • Fix a visual artifact when UI bubbles fade [r119916]
  • Fix an infrequent crash on repaint [r120196]
  • Fix 3D acceleration on computers with NVIDIA Optimus graphics [r120651]
  • Use Google’s online spellchecker to identify misspelled words as well as provide suggestions, for pasted text only. (r120959).
  • Fixed a crash that could occur if a page was closed while playing audio [r120749].
Linux
  • Use Google’s online spellchecker to identify misspelled words as well as provide suggestions, for pasted text only. (r120959).
Known Issues
  • Sub-dialogs do not work in Settings [Issue: 113505, et al].
Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chrome Beta Release


The Chrome team is happy to announce the arrival of Chrome 18.0.1025.11 to the Beta Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.

Chrome 18 contains some really great improvements including GPU accelerating 2D Canvas, and enabling 3D content for older GPUs. More on what's new at the Official Chrome Blog and the Chromium Blog.

You can find full details about the changes that are in Chrome 18 in the SVN revision log. If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug. Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Stable Channel Update

The Chrome team is excited to announce the release of Chrome 17 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  17.0.963.46 contains a number of new features including:
  • New Extensions APIs
  • Updated Omnibox Prerendering
  • Download Scanning Protection
  • Many other small changes
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

  • [73478] Low CVE-2011-3953: Avoid clipboard monitoring after paste event. Credit to Daniel Cheng of the Chromium development community.
  • [92550] Low CVE-2011-3954: Crash with excessive database usage. Credit to Collin Payne.
  • [93106] High CVE-2011-3955: Crash aborting an IndexDB transaction. Credit to David Grogan of the Chromium development community.
  • [103630] Low CVE-2011-3956: Incorrect handling of sandboxed origins inside extensions. Credit to Devdatta Akhawe, UC Berkeley.
  • [$1000] [104056] High CVE-2011-3957: Use-after-free in PDF garbage collection. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$2000] [105459] High CVE-2011-3958: Bad casts with column spans. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$1000] [106441] High CVE-2011-3959: Buffer overflow in locale handling. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$500] [108416] Medium CVE-2011-3960: Out-of-bounds read in audio decoding. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$1000] [108871] Critical CVE-2011-3961: Race condition after crash of utility process. Credit to Shawn Goertzen.
  • [$500] [108901] Medium CVE-2011-3962: Out-of-bounds read in path clipping. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [109094] Medium CVE-2011-3963: Out-of-bounds read in PDF fax image handling. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
  • [109245] Low CVE-2011-3964: URL bar confusion after drag + drop. Credit to Code Audit Labs of VulnHunt.com.
  • [109664] Low CVE-2011-3965: Crash in signature check. Credit to Sławomir Błażek.
  • [$1000] [109716] High CVE-2011-3966: Use-after-free in stylesheet error handling. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [109717] Low CVE-2011-3967: Crash with unusual certificate. Credit to Ben Carrillo.
  • [$1000] [109743] High CVE-2011-3968: Use-after-free in CSS handling. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$1000] [110112] High CVE-2011-3969: Use-after-free in SVG layout. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$500] [110277] Medium CVE-2011-3970: Out-of-bounds read in libxslt. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$1000] [110374] High CVE-2011-3971: Use-after-free with mousemove events. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [110559] Medium CVE-2011-3972: Out-of-bounds read in shader translator. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
The bugs [105459], [106441], [108416], [108901], [109716], [109743], [110112], [110277], [110374]  and [110559] were detected using AddressSanitizer.

In addition, we would like to thank miaubiz, Drew Yao and Braden Thomas of Apple, Sławomir Błażek, Aki Helin of OUSPG, Chamal de Silva and Atte Kettunen of OUSPG for working with us in the development cycle and preventing bugs from ever reaching the stable channel. Various rewards were issued, including a top $3133.70 reward to Aki Helin.

More detailed updates are available on the Chrome Blog.  Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome