Google Chrome Browser Update for Windows & Mac Released

If you are a Google Chrome user on your Windows PC or Mac, there is a small but important update that has been released.  The updated builds are 54.0.2840.99 for Windows and 54.0.2840.98 for Mac.  Note that there is no update for Linux yet.  According to the release notes from the Chrome team, there are additional changes to the browser for that platform and it will be updated tomorrow.  The update will come via an OTA update but if you want to force the issue, go to chrome://help in the browser and it will force the update to happen.  I’ve already done this for my Macbook so the update is readily available.

Read on for details on what has changed.

In all, there are four key updates that have come in this build of Chrome.  I’ve listed them below along with the bounty paid for finding the defects.

Google Chrome for Windows

Google Chrome for Windows

[$5500][643948] High CVE-2016-5199: Heap corruption in FFmpeg. Credit to Paul Mehta
[$5000][658114] High CVE-2016-5200: Out of bounds memory access in V8. Credit to Choongwoo Han
[$1000][660678] Medium CVE-2016-5201: Info leak in extensions. Credit to Rob Wu
[662843] CVE-2016-5202: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives
While they were not announced today, you can likely expect an update to come to Chrome OS and Chrome for Android in the coming weeks.  Generally these things all come out within a week or so of each other so keep your eyes open.
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