Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 19.0.1084.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following updates:

  • Fixed issue cannot add GMail app to Chrome. [Issue: 119975]
  • Fixed theme and bookmarks bar notifications. [Issue: 117027]
  • Fixed popup prompting permission for flash plugin. [Issue: 120358]

Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update for Chromebooks

The Stable channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.140 (Platform version: 1660.98.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). Machines will be receiving updates to this version over the next several days.

Release highlights:

  • Read about improvements to Chrome 18
  • Improvements to wifi connectivity
  • Improvements to File Manager
  • Stability & security updates
  • Improvements to video playback from File Browser
  • Updates to Pepper Flash
  • 23036 - Caps lock is now triggered via the Shift + Search key combination (instead of the double Shift key combination).
  • Two finger click when resting/hovering thumb present fixed (users would see 3 finger clicks instead); Faulty 3 finger click turned off to correct this issue.
  • Shortcut key for submitting Feedback is set as Shift + Alt + i

Known issues:

  • 26151: Occasionally, some users experience loss of audio when playing long streaming videos. Rebooting the system restores audio.
  • 26731: When accessibility (verbal feedback) is enabled, viewing different pages causes the CPU usage to go to 100%. Restarting the machine resolves the issue temporarily. Workaround: Disable accessibility with audio feedback.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching to the Beta channel? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 19.0.1081.2 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following updates:

  • Updated V8 - 3.9.24.1
  • The Other Devices menu on the new tab page restores the navigation history when a tab is restored.
  • [Windows] Disable file: or data: downloads for security hardening.
  • [Mac] Fixed:  Extension and download icons are drawn incorrectly (Issue: 118755)

Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Release and Beta Channel Update


The Chrome team is excited to announce the release of Chrome 18 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. 18.0.1025.142 contains a number of new features including faster and fancier graphics. More detailed updates are available on the Chrome Blog and the Chromium Blog.  


Security fixes and rewards:
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.

Some of the items listed below represent the start of hardening measures based on study of the exploits submitted to the Pwnium competition.

  • [$500] [109574] Medium CVE-2011-3058: Bad interaction possibly leading to XSS in EUC-JP. Credit to Masato Kinugawa.
  • [$500] [112317] Medium CVE-2011-3059: Out-of-bounds read in SVG text handling. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [$500] [114056] Medium CVE-2011-3060: Out-of-bounds read in text fragment handling. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [116398] Medium CVE-2011-3061: SPDY proxy certificate checking error. Credit to Leonidas Kontothanassis of Google.
  • [116524] High CVE-2011-3062: Off-by-one in OpenType Sanitizer. Credit to Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team.
  • [117417] Low CVE-2011-3063: Validate navigation requests from the renderer more carefully. Credit to kuzzcc, Sergey Glazunov, PinkiePie and scarybeasts (Google Chrome Security Team).
  • [$1000] [117471] High CVE-2011-3064: Use-after-free in SVG clipping. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
  • [$1000] [117588] High CVE-2011-3065: Memory corruption in Skia. Credit to Omair.
  • [$500] [117794] Medium CVE-2011-3057: Invalid read in v8. Credit to Christian Holler.

The bugs [112317], [114056] and [117471] were detected using AddressSanitizer.


We’d also like to thank miaubiz, Chamal de Silva, Atte Kettunen of OUSPG, Aki Helin of OUSPG and Arthur Gerkis for working with us during the development cycle and preventing security regressions from ever reaching the stable channel. $8000 of additional rewards were issued for this awesomeness.



This version also contains the new Adobe Flash release, see release notes. Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dev and Beta Channels Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.140 (Platform versions: 1660.98.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). 

This build is also now available on the Dev channel for Cr-48 Chromebooks. 

This build contains a number of stability improvements.

Known issues:

  • 26151: Occasionally, some users experience loss of audio when playing long streaming videos. Rebooting the system restores audio.
  • 26731: When accessibility (verbal feedback) is enabled, viewing different pages causes the CPU usage to go to 100%. Restarting the machine resolves the issue temporarily. Workaround: Disable accessibility with audio feedback.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Monday, March 26, 2012

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.140 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms 

All
  • Fixed Font settings aren't saved on quit (Issue: 112706)
  • Fixed IME failure on specific flows with a windowless Flash (Issue: 117758)
  • Fixed Crash when creating a new tab while the previous one is still loading (Issue: 87176)
  • Fixed Drag and Drop issues (Issue: 119700)
Chrome Frame
  • Fixed "Find Next" button does not work as intended (Issue: 112193)
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome


Friday, March 23, 2012

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 19.0.1077.3 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This build contains following updates:


  • Updated V8 - 3.9.23.0
  • Fixed dialog boxes in settings. (Issue: 118031)
  • Fixed flash videos turning white on mac when running with --disable-composited-core-animation-plugins (Issue: 117916)
  • Change to look for correctly sized favicon when multiple images are provided. (Issue: 118275)
  • Fixed issues - 116044, 117470, 117068, 117668, 118620

Known Issues
  • [Mac] Extension and download icons are drawn incorrectly (Issue: 118755)

Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.137 for Windows and Chrome Frame.  

This release contains some stability fixes. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dev and Beta Channels Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.120 (Platform versions: 1660.94.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). 

This build is also now available on the Dev channel for Cr-48 Chromebooks. 

This build contains a number of stability improvements. Some highlights of these changes are:
  • 110127 - The short-cut key for caps lock (Shift + Search) is disabled when an accessibility screen reader is enabled
  • 26028 - Fixes an issue with files not being displayed in File Manager when some file names contain UTF-8 characters (generally accented characters).
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.133 for Windows and Chrome Frame.  

This release brings back Swiftshader and gamepad. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stable Channel Update

The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 17.0.963.83 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  This release fixes issues with Flash games, along with the security fixes listed below.

Security fixes and rewards:

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.

Some of the items listed below represent the start of hardening measures based on study of the exploits submitted to the Pwnium competition.

  • [$1000] [113902] High CVE-2011-3050: Use-after-free with first-letter handling. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [116162] High CVE-2011-3045: libpng integer issue from upstream. Credit to Glenn Randers-Pehrson of the libpng project.
  • [$1000] [116461] High CVE-2011-3051: Use-after-free in CSS cross-fade handling. Credit to Arthur Gerkis.
  • [116637] High CVE-2011-3052: Memory corruption in WebGL canvas handling. Credit to Ben Vanik of Google.
  • [$1000] [116746] High CVE-2011-3053: Use-after-free in block splitting. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [117418] Low CVE-2011-3054: Apply additional isolations to webui privileges. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
  • [117736] Low CVE-2011-3055: Prompt in the browser native UI for unpacked extension installation. Credit to PinkiePie.
  • [$2000] [117550] High CVE-2011-3056: Cross-origin violation with “magic iframe”. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.

Also, this single low severity issue was fixed in a previous patch but we forgot to issue proper credit:

  • [108648] Low CVE-2011-3049: Extension web request API can interfere with system requests. Credit to Michael Gundlach.

More detailed updates are available on the Chrome Blog.  Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in hopping on the stable channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

Beta Channel Update


update: The Beta channel for Mac has now been updated to 18.0.1025.129. This brings back Print Preview.


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.118 for Windows Chrome Frame.  

This release brings back Print Preview. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to  18.0.1025.116 or 18.0.1025.117 for Windows and 18.0.1025.117 Chrome Frame.  

This release turns off swiftshader and gamepad. These changes and the version differences are due to stability measures and some or all of these features may be enabled again in a future release Please note that print preview will be turned back on in the next release. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Monday, March 19, 2012

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.113 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  

This release changes to turns off print preview and fixes a few known crashes and memory issues. Please note that print preview will possibly be turned back on in a future release. Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.109 for Windows, Mac, and Chrome Frame.  

This release changes to V8 back version 3.8.  Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Friday, March 16, 2012

Beta Channel Update


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.108 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  

This release changes to V8 version 3.7 and it contains fixes for a number of stability issues along with other bugs.  Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.100 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame.  

This release turns prerendering back on and it contains fixes for a number of stability issues along with other bugs.  Full details about what changes are in this build are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in switching to the Beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

Dev and Beta Channels Update for Chromebooks


The Beta channel has been updated to 18.0.1025.98 (Platform versions: 1660.84.0) for Chromebooks (Acer AC700, Samsung Series 5, and Cr-48). 

The Dev channel has been updated to the same version 18.0.1025.98 (Platform version 1660.84.0) for Cr-48 Chromebooks.
This build contains a number of stability improvements. Some highlights of these changes are:
  • Fixes to 15753 & 25971 where Flash content on pages was causing tabs to freeze.
  • Wifi improvements
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue’ under the wrench menu.

Danielle Drew
Google Chrome