Google Pays $19K in Rewards for Chrome 30 Stable Update
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The Chrome 30.0.1599.66 release, available for Windows, Mac and Linux, provides 50 security fixes. Google is paying security researchers a total of $19,000 in bug bounties for responsible disclosures about flaws that have been fixed in the new Chrome stable release.
The biggest award is a $4,000 bounty to Atte Kettunen of the Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG), for the discovery of a use-after-free flaw with in-line block rendering. The $4,000 award wasn't the only one Kettunen received for reporting flaws that are now fixed in Chrome 30. Google also awarded Kettunen $2,500 for a race condition flaw in Web audio and an additional $1,000 for the discovery of another use-after-free flaw in XSLT.