Google release big update for Chrome

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Google Chrome has been updated to their latest stable and security packed version. It also removes the backspace issue (If you click back when not in a text input field, the browser would go back to the previous page meaning you could lose a load of work) which has annoyed many users for years. More information from their blog below:

Stable Channel Update for Desktop
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 53 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks.

Chrome 53.0.2785.89 contains a number of fixes and improvements -- a list of changes is available in the log. Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 53.

Security Fixes and Rewards

Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.

This update includes 33 security fixes Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chrome Security Page for more information

[$7500][628942] High CVE-2016-5147: Universal XSS in Blink. Credit to anonymous
[$7500][621362] High CVE-2016-5148: Universal XSS in Blink. Credit to anonymous
[$7500][573131] High CVE-2016-5149: Script injection in extensions. Credit to Max Justicz (Max Justicz - http://web.mit.edu/maxj/www/)
[$5000][637963] High CVE-2016-5150: Use after free in Blink. Credit to anonymous
[$5000][634716] High CVE-2016-5151: Use after free in PDFium. Credit to anonymous
[$5000][629919] High CVE-2016-5152: Heap overflow in PDFium. Credit to GiWan Go of Stealien
[$3500][631052] High CVE-2016-5153: Use after destruction in Blink. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG
[$3000][633002] High CVE-2016-5154: Heap overflow in PDFium. Credit to anonymous
[$3000][630662] High CVE-2016-5155: Address bar spoofing. Credit to anonymous
[$3000][625404] High CVE-2016-5156: Use after free in event bindings. Credit to jinmo123
[$TBD][632622] High CVE-2016-5157: Heap overflow in PDFium. Credit to anonymous
[$TBD][628890] High CVE-2016-5158: Heap overflow in PDFium. Credit to GiWan Go of Stealien
[$TBD][628304] High CVE-2016-5159: Heap overflow in PDFium. Credit to GiWan Go of Stealien
[$n/a][622420] Medium CVE-2016-5161: Type confusion in Blink. Credit to 62600BCA031B9EB5CB4A74ADDDD6771E working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative
[$n/a][589237] Medium CVE-2016-5162: Extensions web accessible resources bypass. Credit to Nicolas Golubovic
[$3000][609680] Medium CVE-2016-5163: Address bar spoofing. Credit to Rafay Baloch PTCL Etisalat (http://rafayhackingarticles.net)
[$2000][637594] Medium CVE-2016-5164: Universal XSS using DevTools. Credit to anonymous
[$1000][618037] Medium CVE-2016-5165: Script injection in DevTools. Credit to Gregory Panakkal
[$TBD][616429] Medium CVE-2016-5166: SMB Relay Attack via Save Page As. Credit to Gregory Panakkal
[$500][576867] Low CVE-2016-5160: Extensions web accessible resources bypass. Credit to @l33terally, FogMarks.com (@FogMarks)

e would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel.

As usual, our ongoing internal security work was responsible for a wide range of fixes:
  • [642598] CVE-2016-5167: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
Many of our security bugs are detected using AddressSanitizer, MemorySanitizer, Control Flow Integrity or LibFuzzer.

Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.

Krishna Govind
Google Chrome

Source and further information - Chrome Releases - http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.co.uk/
 
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