Google patches 'critical' Chrome vulnerabilties

Google patched 11 vulnerabilities--three critical, seven high-risk, and one medium--in a new version of Chrome released.

Google patched 11 vulnerabilities--three critical, seven high-risk, and one medium--in a new version of Chrome released Thursday.

All but one of the problems was in Chrome itself. The additional issue handled in Chrome 5.0.375.127 is a workaround for a critical Windows kernel bug, according to a blog post Thursday by Jason Kersey of the Chrome team. Chrome has an automated update process but for a quicker update, people can follow Google's instructions to check for and install a Chrome update.

The critical Windows kernel bug and the two other critical problems each merited bounty payments of $1,337 for the discoverers. Although Google has added an "e-leet" payment option of $3,133.70 for very severe problems, it hasn't awarded any bounties that high so far.

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