One Critical, Three High Severity Vulnerabilities Fixed with Release of Chrome 23.0.1271.97

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The stable channel of the Chrome web browser has been updated to 23.0.1271.97 for all major platforms. As far as the security fixes are concerned, Google has addressed a total of 6 vulnerabilities.

The most important of them, catalogued as being critical, has been identified by Michal Zalewski of the Google Security Team. The issue led to a crash in history navigation.

Chamal de Silva has discovered a couple of use-after-free issues with visibility events and the URL loader. For finding these high-severity flaws he has been rewarded with a total of $2,500 (1,950 EUR).

The third high-severity security hole – a stack corruption in AAC decoding – has been identified by pawlkt. The researcher has received $2,000 (1,600 EUR) for his work.

Finally, Google has addressed a couple of medium-severity issues discovered by Jüri Aedla and Cris Neckar, both working on the company’s security team.

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