End users running Chrome should update their copy of the open source browser as soon as possible.Google releases Chrome 11.0.696.71 through the Stable channel for all customers running the latest Stable Build.
The Chrome 11.0 update is available for download to users running Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems, with Chrome Frame being kicked up a notch to the same version number.
The main reason why Chrome 11.0.696.71 Stable is a mandatory update is related to the patches that this Build brings to the table.
The Mountain View-based search giant has introduced no less than four security updates in the most recent Stable Build.
Two of the security fixes are designed to resolve vulnerabilities considered Critical by Google. While there is no information of working exploits or attacks, users are advised to make the jump to Chrome 11.0.696.71 Stable in order to deploy the patches as soon as possible.
Google has built Chrome in such a way that it can be automatically upgraded to the latest Stable release, so customers don’t really have to put in any effort if they don’t want to.
In addition to the patches for the security vulnerabilities in the previous release of Chrome 11.0 Stable, Build 11.0.696.71 also introduces fixes for bugs impacting the user experience.
“The following bugs were fixed: REGRESSION: selection extended by arrow keys flickers on LinkedIn.com; have ConnectBackupJob try IPv4 first to hide potential long IPv6 connect timeout; incorrect ACLs on the archived copy of setup.exe ,” revealed Karen Grunberg, from the Google Chrome team.
Just a day ahead of Chrome 11.0.696.71 Stable, Google released Chrome 13.0.772.0 through the Dev Channel.
Early adopters used to testing pre-release software can go ahead download Chrome 13.0.772.0 Dev and take it out for a spin. End users should stick with Chrome 11.0.696.71 Stable, as it’s a safe bet for them.
Google Chrome for Windows is available for download here.
Google Chrome for Linux is available for download here.
Google Chrome for Mac is available for download here.