Keeping things as stable as possible for Chrome users, Google has announced new versions of their popular open source web browser for all supported platforms, including Mac OS X.
The new Stable and Beta releases are confirmed in a blog post
by Anthony Laforge, who formally announced yesterday that “The Chrome Beta and Stable channels have been updated to 13.0.782.112 which includes an updated version of Flash Player.”
The Chrome Team is eager to thank Tavis Ormandy, the Google Security Team, and Google itslef “for donating a large amount of time and compute power to identify a significant number of vulnerabilities resolved in this release of Flash Player.”
Adobe also made the credits list “for their hard work on this security release.”
According to the Photoshop maker’s security bulletin, a number of critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player for Mac, Windows, Linux and Solaris, as well as in the Android implementation.
“These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system,” reads the advisory.
“Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.5,” says the company.
According to Google, Chrome 13.0.782.112 is now available in both Stable and Beta form with the respective implementation of the Flash plugin.
Much to the community’s surprise, the Google Chrome team is yet to promote the Dev channel to version 15, and the Beta to 14.
The Stable channel has recently been updated to version 13 with the usual bag of security fixes and minor enhancements.
Chrome for Mac can be downloaded using the link below (Dev, Beta, Stable). The application requires and Intel-based Mac, a minimum 128MB of RAM and roughly 100 megs of free space.Download Google Chrome for Mac OS X (Free)