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Google Releases Chrome 35, Fixes 23 Security Issues

Google has announced the availability of Chrome 35 for all platforms. In addition to new features and improvements, the latest Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the web browser also include fixes for 23 security vulnerabilities.

The search engine giant has rewarded security researchers with a total of $9,500 for responsibly disclosing the flaws.

Google has announced the availability of Chrome 35 for all platforms. In addition to new features and improvements, the latest Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the web browser also include fixes for 23 security vulnerabilities.

The search engine giant has rewarded security researchers with a total of $9,500 for responsibly disclosing the flaws.

The most important security holes fixed in Chrome 35 include:

– CVE-2014-1743: high-severity use-after-free issue affecting styles. The bug has been reported by cloudfuzzer and rewarded with $3,000;

– CVE-2014-1744: high-severity integer overflow impacting audio. Aaron Staple has been rewarded with $3,000 for reporting the vulnerability;

– CVE-2014-1745: high-severity use-after-free in SVG reported by Atte Kettunen of OUSPG. The reward for this flaw is $1,000;

– CVE-2014-1746: medium-severity out-of-bounds read affecting media filters. Holger Fuhrmannek has been credited for this vulnerability and rewarded with $1,000;

– CVE-2014-1747: medium-severity universal cross-site scripting (UXSS) with local MHTML file. Reported by packagesu and rewarded with $1,000;

– CVE-2014-1748: medium-severity UI spoofing with scrollbar. Jordan Milne has been rewarded with $500 for disclosing the issue.

Google’s own security team has identified an integer underflow issue affecting the V8 JavaScript engine (CVE-2014-3152), and various other vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-1749) discovered as a result of internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives. The V8 flaw has been fixed in version 3.25.28.16.

Additional information on the vulnerabilities is not being made available until Google is certain that most users have updated their installations.

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