Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated to version 184.108.40.206. This release fixes a few minor bugs, and updates Gears to 0.5.8.0 to fix an occasional crash in some sites with offline applications enabled.
Gears Cross-Origin Worker VulnerabilityCVE: CVE-2008-5258A vulnerability in Gears could allow an attacker to run code in the context of a site that serves user-controlled files. To exploit this, an attacker needs to upload a malicious file to the victim's site and convince the user to allow the attacker's site to use Gears.Severity: High. Even though this requires convincing users to allow a third-party site to use Gears, it could allow data theft and cross-site scripting on sites hosting user-created content, even those that do not use Gears.Credit: Thanks to Yair Amit, Senior Security Researcher, IBM Rational Application Security Research Team for responsibly reporting the issue to Google.
Use the 'Customize and control Google Chrome' (wrench) menu to open the Bookmark manager. You can search bookmarks, create folders, and drag and drop bookmarks to new locations. The Bookmark Manager's Tools menu lets you export or import bookmarks.
We grouped together all of the configuration options for features that might send data to another service. Open the wrench menu, click Options, and select the Under the Hood tab.
The pop-up blocker formerly just minimized pop-up windows to the lower right corner of the browser window, create one 'constrained' window for each pop-up. Now, Google Chrome displays one small notification in the corner that shows the number of blocked pop-ups. A menu on the notification lets you open a specific pop-up, if needed.
Severity: Moderate. If a user could be enticed to open a downloaded HTML file, this flaw could be exploited to send arbitrary files to an attacker.[Originally fixed in 154.18]
Google Chrome 0.4.154.22 has been released to the Dev channel ONLY. This is a bugfix-only release. There are no new features.
About the Dev ChannelThe Dev channel lets you test the latest fixes and get access to new features as they're being developed. You can learn more about the Dev channel and how to subscribe here:http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel/.
Reminder: please file (or update existing) issues at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues.
Google Chrome 0.3.154.3 has been released to the Dev channel ONLY.
About the Dev Channel
The Dev channel lets you test the latest fixes and get access to new features as they're being developed. You can learn more about the Dev channel and how to subscribe here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel/
Release 154.0 had a few browser crashes, including a crash on startup on tablet PCs running Windows Vista. We fixed the new crashes and 154.3 should be much more stable.
Plugin Performance Fixes
There are more plugin performance updates in this release, including fixing some videos that halt after 1 second (r3123, Issue 115) and plugins causing the browser to become unresponsive (r3323).
r3228 Changes the download behavior for files that could execute code (exe, dll, bat, etc.). These files are now downloaded to unconfirmed_*.download files. In the browser, you're asked if you want to accept the download. Only after you click Save is the unconfirmed_*.download file converted to the real file name. Unconfirmed downloads are deleted when Google Chrome exits.
There were many more minor changes. A more complete list can be found here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel/release-notes.
--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager
Google Chrome 0.3.154.0 has been released to the Dev channel ONLY.