Google Chrome 45 Is Available Now


chromeGoogle just announced Chrome 45, the next version of it’s popular web browser. The Browser is launched for all Windows, Android, Linux, and Mac operating systems. Chrome is arguably more than a browser: With over 1 billion users, it’s a major platform that web developers have to consider. In fact, with its regular additions and changes, developers have to keep up to ensure they are taking advantage of everything available. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater or Google Chrome 45 is available to download here: https://www.google.com/chrome/

Developer features in this release include :

Chrome 45 also includes 29 security fixes, of which Google chose to highlight the following :

  • [$7500][516377] High CVE-2015-1291: Cross-origin bypass in DOM. Credit to anonymous.
  • [$7500][522791] High CVE-2015-1292: Cross-origin bypass in ServiceWorker. Credit to Mariusz Mlynski.
  • [$7500][524074] High CVE-2015-1293: Cross-origin bypass in DOM. Credit to Mariusz Mlynski.
  • [$5000][492263] High CVE-2015-1294: Use-after-free in Skia. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
  • [$3000][502562] High CVE-2015-1295: Use-after-free in Printing. Credit to anonymous.
  • [$1000][421332] High CVE-2015-1296: Character spoofing in omnibox. Credit to zcorpan.
  • [$3000][510802] Medium CVE-2015-1297: Permission scoping error in WebRequest. Credit to Alexander Kashev.
  • [$3000][518827] Medium CVE-2015-1298: URL validation error in extensions. Credit to Rob Wu.
  • [$2000][416362] Medium CVE-2015-1299: Use-after-free in Blink. Credit to taro.suzuki.dev.
  • [$1000][511616] Medium CVE-2015-1300: Information leak in Blink. Credit to cgvwzq.
  • [526825] CVE-2015-1301: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in V8 fixed at the tip of the 4.5 branch (currently 4.5.103.29).

If you add all those up, you’ll see Google spent at least $40,500 in bug bounties for this release (there are additional bounties that still don’t have a reward amount set). The security improvements alone should be enough incentive for you to upgrade to Chrome 45.

Learn more about Google Chrome 45 new features :

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