Google Nabs 11 Chrome Vulnerabilities

Google’s Chrome browser continues its rapid-fire string of updates aimed at closing the door on vulnerabilities that are increasingly identified by a number of third-party security researchers.

The new Chrome 5.0.375.127 stable channel release is but the latest example, with eleven potentials security flaws getting shut down thanks in large part to the efforts of external researchers. Of course, those researchers get something in return for their efforts: In addition to name recognition, they also can walk away with potentially thousands of dollars, due to Google’s successful bug bounty program. eSecurity Planet takes a look at the latest Chrome release, the security vulnerabilities it addresses, and the debt that effort owed to a handful of researchers.

Google is updating the stable version of its Chrome Web browser to address at least eleven security issues. As a result, the new Chrome 5.0.375.127 stable channel version is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux users, with fixes that patch a variety of potential security holes.

“These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, or conduct spoofing attacks,” US-CERT noted in its advisory on the update.

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Google Patches Chrome for 11 Flaws and $10K

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