Google has just released a brand new stable build of its Chrome browser, so all users currently running the app on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X are strongly recommended to update as soon as possible.Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153 is basically supposed to address security glitches reported by users and researchers in the previous builds, which is pretty much living proof that everyone should deploy this fresh release fast, especially if they use the browser on a regular basis.
According to Karen Grünberg, a Google Chrome engineer, this update includes 4 security fixes, most of which could be used by an attacker to break into vulnerable computers using compromised websites.
An use-after-free in filesystem API vulnerability reported by Collin Payne no longer exists in this new version, Google says while also adding that the security researcher has received a bounty of $1,000 (€730) for disclosing the security glitch. The same amount of money was handed to James March, Daniel Sommermann and Alan Frindell of Facebook who found an out-of-bounds read in SPDY glitch, which was also fixed in this release.
Last but not least, a buffer overflow in clipboard patch is also part of this build, Google explained, with the one who reported it, this time Atte Kettunen of OUSPG, receiving a reward of $500 (€350) for providing more information on this issue.
Google's very own Chrome team has also fixed one bug causing heap overflow in media, the company said, explaining that most of these bugs have been detected with the help of AddressSanitizer.
At the same time, the new Chrome version also includes a new Flash Player build, which in its turn comes with a plethora of fixes and security improvements, some of which are specifically aimed at Windows 8.1 computers.
For example, the release notes reveal that “Flash Player will now gracefully recover from a graphics driver reset” while also “improving performance of video blitting on DirectX 11 systems in portrait mode” when installed on Windows 8.1 tablets.
“Video from built-in cameras now rotates as expected when the device changes from landscape to portrait mode,” the changelog also adds, while also mentioning that the new release fixes a stability issue with HTTP live streaming.
The new Chrome version is obviously available on all supported platforms, so use the download links below to get the package that works on your computer.
Download Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153 for Windows
Download Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153 for Linux
Download Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153 for Mac OS X