Google plugs 'high-risk' Chrome browser holes

Summary:Google has shelled out another $7,000 in bounties to acquire and fix multiple "high-risk" security holes in its Chrome browser.

Google has shelled out another $7,000 in bounties to acquire and fix multiple "high-risk" security holes in its Chrome browser.

The new Google Chrome version 12.0.742.112, available for all platforms, addresses security vulnerabilities that expose users to remote code execution attacks.

Google isn't releasing the technical details on these vulnerabilities until the browser's self-patching mechanism pushes the update to the majority of users.

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The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 12.0.742.112 for all platforms.  This release contains an updated version of Adobe Flash, along with the security fixes noted below.
Some basic details:
  • [$1000] [77493] Medium CVE-2011-2345: Out-of-bounds read in NPAPI string handling. Credit to Philippe Arteau.
  • [$1000] [84355] High CVE-2011-2346: Use-after-free in SVG font handling. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$1000] [85003] High CVE-2011-2347: Memory corruption in CSS parsing. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$500] [85102] High CVE-2011-2350: Lifetime and re-entrancy issues in the HTML parser. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$500] [85177] High CVE-2011-2348: Bad bounds check in v8. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$1000] [85211] High CVE-2011-2351: Use-after-free with SVG use element. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$1000] [85418] High CVE-2011-2349: Use-after-free in text selection. Credit to miaubiz.

The patch also contains an updated version of Adobe Flash Player.

Topics: Google, Enterprise Software


Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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