Google launches Chrome 24 with security fixes

Google launches Chrome 24 with security fixes

Summary: Google launched Chrome 24 with a bevy of security fixes, an update for Flash, support fro MathML and more speed.

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Google launched Chrome 24 with a bevy of security fixes, an update for Flash, support fro MathML and more speed.

The details on Chrome's release page features "security fixes and rewards." There's a good bit of the former.

Eleven of the security fixes were deemed "high." Many of the fixes revovled around PDF, JavaScript and the V8 browser engine.

Google's overview features the full list of fixes.

On the feature side of the Chrome equation, Google added support for MathML, a markup language used for HTML documents to make math content visual. MathML is supported in Firefox and Safari too.

Topics: Networking, Browser, Enterprise Software, Google

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  • Impossible! There were no security holes in Chrome 23.

    Especially not in the V8. Someone must have just mistaken cosmetic bugs for real security issues.
    Johnny Vegas
    • What is your point?

      You do have a point in there some where, right.
      daikon
    • You are being sarcastic, right?

      Someone told you Chrome had no vulnerabilities?
      Alex Emelianov
    • Errr....

      And 24.1.xxxxx will be released in a couple of weeks to fix the dozen or so vulnerabilities [ooops!! I mean cosmetic bugs] in 24.0.
      I guess Chrome will continue it's record as the most buggy web browser. http://www.gfi.com/blog/research-web-browser-war-security-battle-in-2011/
      Gisabun
  • Version Number Inflation

    If Microsoft ups its version number every time it patches vulnerabilities or makes minor tweaks... we would be using Windows 2,894.64 by now.
    ReadandShare
    • And this is why enterprises will generally not support Chrome.

      Can you imagine rolling out updates at this frequency to several thousand client machines? Nightmare material.
      mountjl
      • what about IE then?

        Every month there are IE patches, on a Tuesday I believe.. We just had a bunch in fact. they just don't increment the version number. IE is and has long been the worlds most owned web browser. They can't even use its massive majority as an excuse anymore as it doesn't have one.

        As for enterprise use... A big chunk of them are on is 6 and 7 so clearly security is not their primary concern.
        frankieh