Google Chrome basically is a web browser developed by Google. It uses the Web Kit layout engine and application framework. Google chrome was first released a beta version on 2 September 2008, and public stable release was on 11 December 2008. The name of this Google Chrome is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or “chrome”, of web browsers. Now, in June 2010, Chrome was the third most widely used browser, with 7.24% of worldwide usage share of web browsers, according to Net Applications.
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Google patches severe Chrome vulnerabilities
The update fixes five vulnerabilities, three of which the developers classify as critical. As part of its Chromium Security Reward program, Google awarded Rodrigo Marcos of UK security company SECFORCE $500 for reporting a vulnerability resulting from an orphaned pointer when processing X.509 user certificates. Google has released security patches for the stable version of its Chrome web browser and the company has also updated the interface of the developer version of the browser.
Google Chrome stable version 5.0.375.99 comes with patches for five “high”-rated vulnerabilities related to memory corruption, and also addresses a flaw in the iFrame sandbox tool, three of which the developers classify as critical. Its Chromium Security Reward program, Google awarded Rodrigo Marcos of UK security company SECFORCE $500 for reporting a vulnerability resulting from an orphaned pointer when its processing X.509 user certificates. And the other bugs can be triggered when processing videos on web sites, Google has awarded a cash prize to this security groups. They discovered the vulnerabilities addressed by the update, as part of its Chromium Security Reward program. The company also patched five security vulnerabilities, which is related to modal dialogue crashes, print dialogue annoyances, invalid image crashes, a WebGL error. Google introduced Flash support during the beta phase, but decided to wait for the final Flash Player version 10.1 for the stable version of Chrome 5. With the introduced Flash Player, users should always get the latest version of Flash Player when they download Chrome. And the Chrome silently downloads the latest version automatically, with no user interaction required.