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Google Fixes Its Browser Before Hacker Test

Google may be promoting on-demand software like its Apps, but it's learning the realities of being a software vendor, like bug fixes. It has issued an update to the Chrome browser for a number of vulnerabilities. Get all the details from eSecurity Planet.


Google is updating the stable version its Chrome Web browser for Window users this week, releasing version 4.1.249.1036 with at least eight patches for vulnerabilities that could have left users at risk of being exploited.

Security rating firm Secunia identified the vulnerabilities that Chrome is being updated for as "highly critical." Google itself specifically identified five of the vulnerabilities with the rating of "high" -- both the second-highest severity rating for each.

Google is not publicly providing any significant detail about its highly rated vulnerabilities other than to provide the names of the fixed issues.

"Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix," Google wrote on the Chrome release blog.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Google Hardens Its Browser Ahead of Critical Hacker Test