Monday, July 27, 2015

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome team is stoked to announce the promotion of Chrome 45 to the beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 45.0.2454.15 contains our usual under-the-hood performance and stability tweaks, but there's also some cool new features to explore - please head to the Chromium blog to learn more!

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

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome

Friday, July 24, 2015

Stable Channel Update

The stable channel has been updated to 44.0.2403.107 for Windows, Mac and Linux. A partial 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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 45.0.2454.15 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A partial 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.

Vivian Zhi

Google Chrome

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Admin Console Update


The Admin console has been updated with new policies and improvements to the device details page:

  • Admins can now autocomplete the default domain to use when a user only enters their username at the login screen.
  • A new policy enables users to enter an asset identifier during the enrollment process. The asset ID field in the device details page will now automatically populate with this value if entered at the enrollment screen of the device. On version 44 or above, the asset identifier also appears within the operating system.
  • The device details page now contains a section titled 'System Activity and Troubleshooting'. It contains some of the existing fields as well as the new policies detailed below.
  • Two new options are available in the System Activity and Troubleshooting section of the device details page: Reboot Device and Screen Capture.
Only devices running on version 44 or above are eligible for the new policies.

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

Lawrence Lui
Google Chrome

Chrome for iOS Update


The Chrome team is beaming to announce the launch of Chrome 44 for iOS. Chrome 44.0.2403.65 is now available in the AppStore . Newness in this release includes:
  • Swipe to navigate: swipe right or left to navigate backwards and forwards
  • Support for accessing Physical Web content from the Today view
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes 
If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for iOS is available on the Chrome site.

Andy Caruso
Google Chrome

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 45.0.2454.12 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A partial 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.

Krishna Govind
Google Chrome

Stable Channel Update

The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 44 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 44.0.2403.89 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.  Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 44.

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

[$3000][446032] High CVE-2015-1271: Heap-buffer-overflow in pdfium. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
[$3000][459215] High CVE-2015-1273: Heap-buffer-overflow in pdfium. Credit to makosoft.
[$TBD][461858] High CVE-2015-1274: Settings allowed executable files to run immediately after download. Credit to  andrewm.bpi.
[$7500][462843] High CVE-2015-1275: UXSS in Chrome for Android. Credit to WangTao(neobyte) of Baidu X-Team.
[$TBD][472614] High CVE-2015-1276: Use-after-free in IndexedDB. Credit to Collin Payne.
[$5500][483981] High CVE-2015-1279: Heap-buffer-overflow in pdfium. Credit to mlafon.
[$5000][486947] High CVE-2015-1280: Memory corruption in skia. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
[$1000][487155] High CVE-2015-1281: CSP bypass. Credit to Masato Kinugawa.
[$TBD][487928] High CVE-2015-1282: Use-after-free in pdfium. Credit to Chamal de Silva.
[$TBD][492052] High CVE-2015-1283: Heap-buffer-overflow in expat. Credit to sidhpurwala.huzaifa.
[$2000][493243] High CVE-2015-1284: Use-after-free in blink. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
[$7500][504011] High CVE-2015-1286: UXSS in blink. Credit to anonymous.
[$TBD][505374] High CVE-2015-1290: Memory corruption in V8. Credit to Yongjun Liu of NSFOCUS Security Team.
[$1337][419383] Medium CVE-2015-1287: SOP bypass with CSS. Credit to filedescriptor.
[$1000][444573] Medium CVE-2015-1270: Uninitialized memory read in ICU. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
[$500][451456] Medium CVE-2015-1272: Use-after-free related to unexpected GPU process termination. Credit to Chamal de Silva.
[479743] Medium CVE-2015-1277: Use-after-free in accessibility. Credit to SkyLined.
[$500][482380] Medium CVE-2015-1278: URL spoofing using pdf files. Credit to Chamal de Silva.
[$1337][498982] Medium CVE-2015-1285: Information leak in XSS auditor. Credit to gazheyes.
[$500][479162] Low CVE-2015-1288: Spell checking dictionaries fetched over HTTP. Credit to mike@michaelruddy.com.

As usual, our ongoing internal security work was responsible for a wide range of fixes:
  • [512110] CVE-2015-1289: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.

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

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 44.0.2403.90 (Platform version: 7077.95.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.

Some highlights of these changes are:
  • Improved the efficiency of automatic update (Issue: 481230)
  • Wireless headset support (Bluetooth HFP and HSP profiles)
  • Write-access to MTP devices
  • New design for the user sign-in and enterprise enrollment flows
  • OCM Point smartart rendering support
If you find 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 (three horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

Android WebView Stable Update

The Chrome team is stoked to announce that Android WebView has been updated to 44.0.2403.90.  The release will be available in Google Play over the next few days for devices on Android 5.0 and higher.

This release includes support for ES6 computed property names and the unprefixed Encrypted Media Extensions API.  It also includes performance improvements for Nexus 9 devices as well as stability and security fixes.

Interested in trying the WebView beta channel?  Find out how right here.  If you notice any issues, please file a bug.

Alex Mineer
Google Chrome and WebView

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dev Channel Update

The dev channel has been updated to 45.0.2454.7 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

A partial 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.

Krishna Govind
Google Chrome