Google Chrome 5 Security Update

9 Giu/10

Google has released a security update for the stable version of Google Chrome that fixes several security vulnerabilities that existed in previous versions of the browser.

Google Chrome Stable is the official Google browser offered to the public, while Google Chrome Beta and Google Chrome Dev are offered to tech enthusiasts and developers.

The update raises the stable version of Google Chrome to 5.0.375.70.

A total of eleven security issues have been fixed of which nine have received a severity rating of high and two of medium.

  • Medium Cross-origin keystroke redirection.
  • High Cross-origin bypass in DOM methods.
  • High Memory error in table layout.
  • [Linux only] High Linux sandbox escape.
  • High Bitmap stale pointer.
  • High Memory corruption in DOM node normalization.
  • High Memory corruption in text transforms.
  • Medium XSS in innerHTML property of textarea.
  • High Memory corruption in font handling.
  • High Geolocation events fire after document deletion.
  • High Memory corruption in rendering of list


Chrome users who are working with the stable version of the web browser are asked to update their browser immediately to protect it against exploits targeting the security issues. The update can be started by clicking on Tools > About Google Chrome.

Update: Google Chrome Dev has also been updated.

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