Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 41.0.2272.76 (Platform version: 6680.58.0). Systems will be automatically updated over the next few weeks. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements.

Some highlights of these changes are:
  • Improved Wi-Fi stability on some Chromebooks
  • Guest mode wallpaper has been updated to Material Design
  • Remote Assistance to Chrome OS devices available via Chrome Remote Desktop
  • Some devices have been updated to the new freon graphics stack, which will provide performance improvements down the line
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Admin Console Update

The Admin console has been updated with a new "App management" section for admins to manage Chrome apps with greater control:

Known issues are available here. Enterprise customers can report an issue by contacting support.

Lawrence Lui
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update

The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 41 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 41.0.2272.76 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including:
  • A number of new apps/extension APIs
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance
A list of changes is available in the log.


Security Fixes and Rewards


Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.


This update includes 51 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chromium security page for more information.


[$7500][456516] High CVE-2015-1212: Out-of-bounds write in media. Credit to anonymous.
[$5000][448423] High CVE-2015-1213: Out-of-bounds write in skia filters. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
[$5000][445810] High CVE-2015-1214: Out-of-bounds write in skia filters. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
[$5000][445809] High CVE-2015-1215: Out-of-bounds write in skia filters. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
[$4000][454954] High CVE-2015-1216: Use-after-free in v8 bindings. Credit to anonymous.
[$3000][456192] High CVE-2015-1217: Type confusion in v8 bindings. Credit to anonymous.
[$3000][456059] High CVE-2015-1218: Use-after-free in dom. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
[$3000][446164] High CVE-2015-1219: Integer overflow in webgl. Credit to Chen Zhang (demi6od) of NSFOCUS Security Team.
[$3000][437651] High CVE-2015-1220: Use-after-free in gif decoder. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
[$2500][455368] High CVE-2015-1221: Use-after-free in web databases. Credit to Collin Payne.
[$2500][448082] High CVE-2015-1222: Use-after-free in service workers. Credit to Collin Payne.
[$2000][454231] High CVE-2015-1223: Use-after-free in dom. Credit to Maksymillian Motyl.
[449610] High CVE-2015-1230: Type confusion in v8. Credit to Skylined working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative.
[$2000][449958] Medium CVE-2015-1224: Out-of-bounds read in vpxdecoder. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
[$1000][446033] Medium CVE-2015-1225: Out-of-bounds read in pdfium. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
[$1000][456841] Medium CVE-2015-1226: Validation issue in debugger. Credit to Rob Wu.
[$1000][450389] Medium CVE-2015-1227: Uninitialized value in blink. Credit to Christoph Diehl.
[$1000][444707] Medium CVE-2015-1228: Uninitialized value in rendering. Credit to miaubiz.
[$500][431504] Medium CVE-2015-1229: Cookie injection via proxies. Credit to iliwoy.


We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel. The total value of additional rewards and their recipients will be updated here when all reports have gone through the reward panel.


As usual, our ongoing internal security work was responsible for a wide range of fixes:
  • [463349] CVE-2015-1231: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in V8 fixed at the tip of the 4.1 branch (currently 4.1.0.21).


Many of the above bugs were detected using AddressSanitizer or MemorySanitizer.


Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.


Penny MacNeil
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.15 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

Friday, February 27, 2015

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 41.0.2272.74 (Platform version: 6680.52.0) for all devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.10 (Platform version: 6812.3.0) for all Chrome OS devices except Pixel and Samsung Chromebook 2 which will be updated to 42.0.2311.10 (Platform version: 6812.6.0). This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.11 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beta Channel Update

The beta channel has been updated to 41.0.2272.74 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.


Penny MacNeil
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 40.0.2214.115 (Platform version: 6457.107.0). Systems will be automatically updated over the next few days. This build contains a number of security updates and stability fixes.

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.4 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

A list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome