Google plugs three 'high risk' Chrome browser flaws

Summary:The latest Google Chrome 16.0.912.75 is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.

Google has pushed out a browser update to fix at least three serious security vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser.

The latest Google Chrome 16.0.912.75 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame contains fixes for flaw with a "high-risk" rating.

As part of its vulnerability reward program, which pays hackers for providing early warning on security holes discovered, Google shelled out $2,000 for this batch of flaws.

The flaws include a use-after-free bug in animation frames which was discovered by a researcher at Mozilla and a heap buffer overflow in libxml.  An internally discovered stack buffer overflow in glyph handling was also fixed.

Google Chrome is released silently via the browser's embedded automatic updater mechanism.

Topics: Google, Browser, Security

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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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