Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stable Channel Update

Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 has been released to the Stable channel for Linux, Mac and Windows.

For more details about the new features in the release, over our previous stable release 4.1, please see the Official Google Chrome blog.

Security Fixes:

Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.

  • [7713] Medium Canonicalize URLs closer to the Safe Browsing specification. Credit to Brett Wilson of the Chromium development community.
  • [16535] High Possible URL bar spoofing via unload event handlers. Credit to Michal Zalewski, Google Security Team.
  • [30079] Medium Memory error in Safe Browsing interaction. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined).
  • [39740] Medium Bypass of whitelist-mode plugin blocker. Credit to Darin Fisher of the Chromium development community.
  • [41469] Medium Memory error with drag + drop. Credit to kuzzcc.
  • [42228] High Incorrect execution of Javascript in the extension context. Credit to Andrey Kosyakov of the Chromium development community.
In addition, we fixed a range of minor issues such as non-exploitable crashes, hangs and other annoyances. Credit to Sumit Gwalani; Google Security Team, sirdarckcat; Google Security Team, Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno), Carlos Ghan, WHK; elhacker.net, x41, Aki Helin; OUSPG, Jordi Chancel, kuzzcc, Robert Swiecki; Google Security Team, Tavis Ormandy; Google Security Team and Florent; Skyrecon Systems.

Also, we would like to extend our thanks to the following people who helped find bugs so we could fix them before they ever affected the stable channel: Robert Swiecki; Google Security Team, Alexey Proskuryakov; Apple, Florian Rienhardt; BSI, and Ben Davis.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome


Rajesh Shenoy said...

Awesome! Finally a stable release for Linux! But the Chrome download page for Linux still shows link only to download the beta version. The package downloaded also says Beta. How come?

Oflor said...


Rajesh Shenoy said...

Stable version of Linux is avbl. for download now. Cheers!

Manish said...

Finally Google Chrome for Mac and Linux.. :) Thanks Google Chrome Team..

Kay S.T. said...

just downloaded the stable version for linux :-)

Thank you!

aaron said...

I'm getting an "Update server not available (error: 4)" when I try to update from the About Google Chrome window. The help pages only mention errors 1, 3, and 7. What's my problem?

Josh said...

I can't pin tabs like I used to. Now I have to right-click and selet "Pin Tab" instead of dragging it to the clear left. I also can't drag it out of "pin-tab-mode." And I can't close the pin tab without first un-pinning it.

divilex said...

It would be GREAT if this stable update had all the features which were added so we don't have to go search them for ourselves. All other stable build updates (as they should) do show the new features added. >.<

Fabio_Rulez said...

@Josh: the pin tab by drag was removed due to problems on small display in which the pin was undesired sometimes when a user try to simply drag the tab to the left. The impossibility to close the pinned tab if not unpinned is also desired. Is a feature called phantom tab, in which if you try to close the tab, you put instead in the phantom way. clicking again on the tab will refresh it. So I'm sorry but those decision are intended and not bugs.

Josh said...

@Fabio_Rulez: Thanks for getting back. I'm kinda bummed out about not being able to drag the tabs over; loved how flexible it seems. Nice if they could maybe make an option for it.

I'm on the Fence about the phantom feature but I think it's a great idea for Chrome OS. Very similar to closing a program in OS X just puts it on pause until called upon. Comes in handy for saving memory and such.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Props.

Royi Avital said...

Where can I download the standalone version of this?


snozwoz said...

A great browser, with amazing features from HTML5, and yet it is missing the most basic feature; Print setting so you can choose to print without header and footer info. Also print preview would be very nice.
I still have to use IE for printing by copying and pasting the URL.

J said...

I just updated to 5.0. Looking good, thanks. :) I did notice that I don´t seem able to anymore change javascript settings for any particular page that I visit in incognito mode ( I have inactivated javascript by default). Is this intentional change? Feels a bit clumsy.

expert said...

I have problems on Facebook,


Ermeson said...

You must remove the beta version before installing this version?
Or when that version is installed it overwrites the beta?
I use Windows.

Andarilho said...


When I am in a bookmarks folder and I press a letter in my keyboard ("d", for exemple)
Chrome doesn't go to my favorites that start with the letter "d".

Detail: I have 700 bookmarks!


Andarilho said...

I have 700 bookmarks and when I am in a bookmark folder (in bookmarks bar) and I press letter "j", for exemple, Chrome doesn't go to bookmarks with letter "j". There are SOME PROBLEM! Please, work it, because is is the just reason that i don't use Chrome.

Fabio_Rulez said...

@Andarilho: unfortunately this is fixed but didn't make it for 5.0 you can use the dev channel that has the fix for that issue.

I think it will take long before going to the stable. (don't think it will be solved until 6.0)

LZSaver said...

oh! sorry!

bongobongo said...

Agree with SNOSWOS in this:

We need print preview.

We need Print setting so you can choose to print without header and footer info.

Want - Want - Want!!!!

Jani said...

is it so hard to make a text-only zoom option?

drleper said...

Is there Java support on the mac version yet?

shaun said...

hey my google chrome still crashes randomly t.t is it still idm fault?
my idm version -5.19 build 2

snozwoz said...

i still cant print invoices, orders, packing slips, and all because the header contains the URL and date etc.
Such a simple issue. search google for it and see how many people are discussing this one issue, so many. Check out your forums too. We want the ability to control print settings, and before you implement fancy features like HTML5 which few website support. Please address these basic priorities and many more users will be happy, it is such a great browser but it missing this most basic feature. It cant be that difficult to do, even a checkbox in preferences to switch off header/footer info will do.

mitcoes said...

I would like a What's new link as you install new versions.
Sometimes you have to learn new capabilities if they are implemented.

selver said...

I am very happy that a stable Linux version of Chrome came out. Its great software. :)

Thank you very much and please keep up the good work!

Andarilho said...


Fabio, thank you so much for the answer.

I will wait Chrome 6.0 stable. Chrome is my favorite browser, but with that problem I can't use it, because I have 700 bookmarks!

One more time: thank you.

lim said...

Chrome jump list not showing
"New Windows" and
"New Incognito Windows"
after updated to the version 5.0.375.55

I am using windows 7 64-bit

Jonas N said...

Congrats! A big day for a cross-platform Chrome.

Saul said...

Is there a standalone installer for version 5.x?

cjack said...

I may need to go back to FF. Im using this release on my MBP with SL and it crashes at least 2 to 3 times per hour! It just freezes and becomes unusable until i kill the process and start again. I have tried to stick with it because it is undoubtedly faster and more efficient than other browsers when its working, but its not dependable. Try typing a long thread or filling out a long form only to find out that Chrome froze and has to be restarted. Enough is enough.

Tripplehelix said...

I'm running ubuntu 32bit and when I set up either chrome or chromium to sync, the entire system crashes. Works fine otherwise.

Fabio_Rulez said...
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Fabio_Rulez said...

If you care about HTML5 full implementation in chrome please star this bug:

Pele said...

some comments make me laugh...

Theinvisibleman said...
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Trent said...

Guys when are you going to create 12 or 16 options on the start menu? This would be so useful!! Thanks.

Steve1209 said...

Will Google Chrome EVER be able to sort Bookmarks, why is this such a difficult option to implement?

Brian said...

When attempting to refresh a page with Confirm Form Resubmition, you cannot press enter/return to close the confirmation window. You now have to click on OK. We used to be able to just click enter/return for this window to go away

Brian said...

I mean, we used to be able to just press return/enter for this window to go away

Frederick Szczepanski said...

What is going on with this version? I cannot copy/paste spontaneously. I sometimes cannot click on stuff. If I right click, it ignores me sometimes. When I try to save stuff, when I hit "Save" it ignores me sometimes on downloads.

And, no, it isn't just my computer. It started on both my home and work PCs today...

What the heck did you guys do to this?

It's also freezing up on plenty of sites (like Mashable). WTF?

Fabio_Rulez said...

@Frederik: unfortunately this is a longstanding issue:

c0rrupt0 said...

I have been experiences all sorts of problems since this update hit. Some sites don't render properly, including some of Google's own sites, like Google Analytics. Many of my extensions have errors (like XMarks) and some even crash completely.

Please fix this Google, as right now your browser is not worth using since I don't want to waste time even trying to see if a site will work in Chrome.

Nikolić Ivan said...

It would be nice to make an option for the pin tab by drag, like Josh said.

blaster said...

I recently updated to this version. Too many errors. the avutil.dll error and flash crashing. Reverted back to 4.xx. No problems now. Win 7 Ultimate 64bit. And really, who tests these things before release?
The av_util error is a long standing issue without a solution.

Nick said...

My window explorer turn freeze when i turn on chrome!! (desktop and startup bar freeze). im on 64bit window 7 ultimate, any solution?

Venkat Jasti said...

Any one had issues with saved Passwords. Its no more autofilling the saved passwords/userids, where as earlier versions did.

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Jaimy said...

Strange, in this version scripts on chrome will crash when you're about three hours with iGoogle opened only. The tab uses 650mb of RAM. Only closing the tab will solve this problem. Does anyone else have the same problem over here?

Windows XP SP3, with on my iGoogle page only open, one chat window, Gmail, Reader, Calendar, Weather, Facebook and Tasks.

misterdai said...

This is the worst version of chrome I've ever encountered. Tabs keep on crashing, flash doesn't seem happy anymore and my extensions explode every so often.

Worst problem so far are my bookmarks on the bookmark bar duplicate. If I right click on a copy it'll crash the whole of chrome completely.

Nerd Progre said...

Is there any way to get version update notices on Twitter, rather than on this blog?.


Jay said...

HI. I have just upgraded to 5.0.375.55 but still face unexplained intermittent crashes on Windows 7. Event log is as follows:
Faulting application name: chrome.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4bf570db
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bdadb
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x000c283b
Faulting process id: 0x25f0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb0258c8aeb8e0
Faulting application path: C:\Users\jay.TEQDIS\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 755cfc88-6eea-11df-9300-a92f3ef9fe76

Great browser but a real pain when this happens during serious working.


Signtrigger said...

I reverted to this stable release from a dev release, but now it does not show any passwords in the show passwords option, is the new dev releases format not recognizable by older versions ?

aash!sh said...

i dnt hv nothing to do with ur releases. i am having huge problems with chrome. can any one help me out.
i cant open many a sites in chrome these days. they all say "oops.. the page u r looking for cant be found"
and this is happening to sites i visit often.

m really having terrible time. now iv found another problem. while typing anything anywher in chrome.. my page gets freezed for a second or so. and then suddenly all the letters come up at once. i thought this is problem with my laptop but when i used internet explorer. i dint hv this problem. iv been using chrome for over an year now bt nver had these many problems.
i have also uninstalled and reinstalled it .. no change at all.

pls conctact me.. anyone pls frm google..

aash!sh said...

i dnt hv nothing to do with ur releases. i am having huge problems with chrome. can any one help me out.
i cant open many a sites in chrome these days. they all say "oops.. the page u r looking for cant be found"
and this is happening to sites i visit often.

m really having terrible time. now iv found another problem. while typing anything anywher in chrome.. my page gets freezed for a second or so. and then suddenly all the letters come up at once. i thought this is problem with my laptop but when i used internet explorer. i dint hv this problem. iv been using chrome for over an year now bt nver had these many problems.
i have also uninstalled and reinstalled it .. no change at all.

pls conctact me.. anyone pls frm google..
m just making sure that my issue is noticed by u guys and someone contacts me..
tell me how to rectify this problem.
i dnt want to use internet explorer.. bt if this issue persist.. i may hv to leave chrome forver..

Mr Walklightly said...

This version of Chrome isn't working for me at all. Every site I have visited today including Gmail hangs and gives me the option to wait or kill the page.

I have been using Chrome for a while now with no problem, but today it's unusable

Chrome 5.0.375.55
Mac OS 10.5.8

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