Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.87 (platform version: 6812.75.2). Systems will be automatically updated over the next few weeks. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements.

Some highlights of these changes are as follows:
  • Files app has been refreshed to follow the suit with Material Design
  • New Chrome OS Launcher including better search experience, voice search, and Google Now integration
  • Updated calculator app
  • Support for password-protected zip files
  • Default typeface on all Chromebooks has been updated to Roboto for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts, to be more consistent with Material Design

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (under the three horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).


Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 44.0.2369.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Penny MacNeil
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 43 to the beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 43.0.2357.18 contains many improvements including:
  • Suggesting Answers in the Omnibox
  • A number of new apps/extension APIs (including the Push API!)
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance 
Find out more at the Chrome blog. A full list of changes in this build is available in the log. Find out more at the Chrome and Chromium blogs. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Daniel Xie
Google Chrome

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.19 (Platform version: 6946.10.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

Chrome for Android Update

The Chrome Team is delighted to announce the release of Chrome 42 for Android. Chrome 42.0.2311.107 will be available in Google Play over the next few days. New features in this release include:
  • Get the latest updates from sites with notifications.
  • Adding your favorite sites to your homescreen is now even easier.
  • Bug fixes and speedy performance improvements.
A partial list of other changes in this build are available in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.87 (Platform version: 6812.75.0) for all devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

*Update: We have updated to Platform version 6812.75.2 instead, please expect to receive this version instead of the original 6812.75.0.



Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.18 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Daniel Xie
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update

The Chrome team is overjoyed to announce the promotion of Chrome 42 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 42.0.2311.90 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including:


A list of changes is available in the log.

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 45 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chromium security page for more information.

[$7500][456518] High CVE-2015-1235: Cross-origin-bypass in HTML parser. Credit to anonymous.
[$4000][313939] Medium CVE-2015-1236: Cross-origin-bypass in Blink. Credit to Amitay Dobo.
[$3000][461191] High CVE-2015-1237: Use-after-free in IPC. Credit to Khalil Zhani.
[$2000][445808] High CVE-2015-1238: Out-of-bounds write in Skia. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
[$1000][463599] Medium CVE-2015-1240: Out-of-bounds read in WebGL. Credit to w3bd3vil.
[$1000][418402] Medium CVE-2015-1241: Tap-Jacking. Credit to Phillip Moon and Matt Weston of Sandfield Information Systems.
[$500][460917] High CVE-2015-1242: Type confusion in V8. Credit to fcole@onshape.com.
[$500][455215] Medium CVE-2015-1244: HSTS bypass in WebSockets. Credit to Mike Ruddy.
[$500][444957] Medium CVE-2015-1245: Use-after-free in PDFium. Credit to Khalil Zhani.
[$500][437399] Medium CVE-2015-1246: Out-of-bounds read in Blink. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
[$500][429838] Medium CVE-2015-1247: Scheme issues in OpenSearch. Credit to Jann Horn.
[$500][380663] Medium CVE-2015-1248: SafeBrowsing bypass. Credit to Vittorio Gambaletta (VittGam).

We 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. The total value of additional rewards and their recipients will updated here when all reports have gone through the reward panel.

As usual, our ongoing internal security work was responsible for a wide range of fixes:
[476786] CVE-2015-1249: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
Multiple vulnerabilities in V8 fixed at the tip of the 4.2 branch (currently 4.2.77.14).

Many of the above bugs were detected using AddressSanitizer or MemorySanitizer.

Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 43.0.2357.10 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Daniel Xie
Google Chrome

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Admin Console Update

The Admin console has been updated with a new field in the device list.

The Asset ID field allows admins to track devices using their preferred inventory asset naming conventions.
  • It is now possible to sort the device list by asset ID.
  • Edit the asset ID by clicking on a device, then editing the "Notes" field.
  • Read and write access are available via the Directory API.


Known issues are available here. Enterprise customers can report an issue by contacting support.

Lawrence Lui
Google Chrome