5 Vulnerabilities Fixed with Release of Chrome 30.0.1599.101

Researchers have been rewarded with a total of $5,000 (€3,750)

By on October 16th, 2013 08:33 GMT

Google has released Chrome 30.0.1599.101 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. The latest release fixes a total of 5 security issues, three of which have been reported by external researchers.

Atte Kettunen of OUSPG has identified a high-severity use-after-free issue in XHR for which he has been rewarded with $1,000 (€750).

Cloudfuzzer has found two high-severity use-after-free vulnerabilities – one in editing and one in forms. For each of the flaws he has been rewarded with $2,000 (€1,500).

Google’s internal security team has also identified various problems as a result of audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.

The technical details of these vulnerabilities are being kept secret until a majority of users have updated their web browser.

Recently, Google has announced that it’s also rewarding researchers who develop security patches for open source software.

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