Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stable and Beta Channel Updates

Google Chrome 6.0.472.53 has been released to the stable and beta channels for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Updates from the previous stable release include:
  • Updated UI
  • Form Autofill
  • Syncing of extensions and Autofill data
  • Increased speed and stability
More information on these and other changes in Chrome 6 can be found on the Google Chrome blog. Download Chrome today!

Security fixes and rewards:
Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.
  • [34414] Low Pop-up blocker bypass with blank frame target. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno) and “ironfist99”.
  • [37201] Medium URL bar visual spoofing with homographic sequences. Credit to Chris Weber of Casaba Security.
  • [41654] Medium Apply more restrictions on setting clipboard content. Credit to Brook Novak.
  • [45659] High Stale pointer with SVG filters. Credit to Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team.
  • [45876] Medium Possible installed extension enumeration. Credit to Lostmon.
  • [46750] [51846] Low Browser NULL crash with WebSockets. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined), Google Chrome Security Team (Justin Schuh) and Keith Campbell.
  • [$1000] [50386] High Use-after-free in Notifications presenter. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
  • [50839] High Notification permissions memory corruption. Credit to Michal Zalewski of the Google Security Team and Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined).
  • [$1337] [51630] [51739] High Integer errors in WebSockets. Credit to Keith Campbell and Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar).
  • [$500] [51653] High Memory corruption with counter nodes. Credit to kuzzcc.
  • [51727] Low Avoid storing excessive autocomplete entries. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
  • [52443] High Stale pointer in focus handling. Credit to VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team (VUPEN-SR-2010-249).
  • [$1000] [52682] High Sandbox parameter deserialization error. Credit to Ashutosh Mehra and Vineet Batra of the Adobe Reader Sandbox Team.
  • [$500] [53001] Medium Cross-origin image theft. Credit to Isaac Dawson.
This release also fixes [51070] (Windows kernel bug workaround; credit to Marc Schoenefeld), which was incorrectly declared fixed in version 5.0.375.127.

In addition, we would like to credit Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno), James Robinson (Chromium development community), Google Chrome Security Team (Cris Neckar), Aki Helin of OUSPG, Fred Akalin (Chromium development community), Anna Popivanova, “myusualnickname”, Michal Zalewski of the Google Security Team, kuzzcc and Aaron Boodman (Chromium development community) for finding bugs during the development cycle such that they never reached a stable build.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug.   If you would like to use the stable channel, you can find out more about changing your Chrome channel

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

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Blogger Wes said...

Canary is incredibly broken right now. It's stuck on "Update Downloaded", and crashes frequently. I've tried reinstalling, but it had no affect.

Beta build on the other hand is fantastic. It's great to see all these security updates. Great work, guys!

7:14 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Rafael Fischmann said...

Once again, Chrome doesn't detected the update in the Mac version. I've been having to do this manually for three versions in a row.

7:32 AM, September 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you, Chrome!!

7:42 AM, September 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can notice the increased speed. Love it!

I will see if wrong auto-complete entries are still displayed. Just because a word begins with the same letter, it should not be displayed in auto-complete if the second letters don't match. This has been happening now for a few releases.

7:42 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Cristian said...

Felicidades!.... Congratulations..... we are officialy in Version 6 !!!

7:48 AM, September 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh Yess Final Google Chrome Version 6 is out :)

7:52 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Michaël G. (Bakura) said...

Is it possible to bring back the shortcut Ctrl+B instead of Ctrl+B+Maj for the fav. toolbar

7:58 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Rafael said...

I love you Google Chrome. Congratulations to you.

8:34 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger cichy said...

Bookmarks are screwed, if bookmark title is long its wide as hell instead of shorting it with "..."

8:40 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Val said...

New color is boring, Ctrl+Shift+B change sucks. =(

8:48 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger ilev said...

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9:05 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger LoneDog said...

The Chrome auto-update works great, but why is it when there is an update that the old directory and files aren't removed?

9:06 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger bt said...

I'm also getting an update error. It says,
"Update server not available (error: 12)"

9:47 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Jonas N said...

Congrats for getting Chrome 6 done!

10:00 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Mitch said...

I had to uninstall the old Chrome beta version first before I could install the new beta version. It was quite time-consuming,.

10:38 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger J said...

Awesome update. Thanks! The PDF Viewer is really useful.

10:55 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Fabio Turati said...

I think I prefer the old colour. Is there a theme that sets it back?

12:25 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Victor said...

Once again Chrome doesn't auto-update. Had to do it manually ONCE AGAIN!

Maybe you oughta fire the programmers responsible for autoupdate and keep the rest.

12:28 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger DarthFrog said...

Chrome still segfaults for me. It has never been able to run on my (new, old) hardware.

1:24 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Dani said...

Why did the Go button dissapear?

Please, allow us to get it back.

2:47 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger G Cv said...

@Fabio Turati:

You can find the old blue theme in the official Extensions gallery, search for "Classic Blue Theme" and install it!

2:57 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger cichy said...

Great, another not-useful feature, Click on the subdirectory in bookmars opens first bookmark in directory instead of instant list subdirectory. Now i have to wait till it decides to show.
Gimme my old chrome back!

3:12 PM, September 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why there is no more "List view" in the New Tab page for most visited sites??

Please, take the List view back! I don't like the mini-screen preview...

3:24 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger snozwoz said...

thank guys, your hard work is appreciated.
Three comments,
1. i notice the memory consumption is generally higher than it use to be in much earlier versions, but performance is better.
2. Oh i really wish we had the ability to change print and page setup, i hate printing with the URL and date in the header and footer.
3. It would be good if i can add permanent SSL exceptions.

3:27 PM, September 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Rafael Fischmann/Victor:

Just because a release has been made available on a channel does not mean we immediately trigger updates on all clients. There are three reasons a client won't pick up an update instantly:
(1) The client only checks for an update periodically.
(2) We purposefully rate-limit updates for reasons like limiting server load, testing a release on a narrower population so we can abort the rollout with minimal damage if an unexpected glitch appears, etc.
(3) Once an update is installed Chrome needs to be restarted before it will take effect.

The update system is working as designed. There's no reason to "fire the programmers" just because the system is more complex than you perceive.

5:53 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger LZSaver said...

Great news! ^_^

6:38 PM, September 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


When I click on a letter ("g" for exemple) on my keyboard, Chrome doesn't open or select my bookmarks that have letter "g"...
I have 600 bookmarks and I need that!


9:18 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger I .Felix said...

Tamil fonts is not displaying problem in linux.

9:48 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Bruce said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, bring back the -bookmark-menu option.

10:47 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Thomas said...

Chrome autoupdate failing on mac, macbook pro mac os x 10.5.8. Chrome -> about google chrome reports "Google Chrome is up to date (5.0.375.127). Same result after restart chrome and reboot.

10:49 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Chris said...

@I. Felix: do you have an URL which demonstrates the issue? Or a bug number? :)

11:22 PM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Fabio Turati said...

@G Cv: thanks, I had looked for it in the themes gallery (Options->Personal Settings->Choose a theme), I didn't think themes could also be found in the Extensions gallery.

1:59 AM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Bogdan Suvar said...

Not sure if anyone else that uses the stable Google Chrome 6.* on Ubuntu noticed that the page(starting under he address bar) freezes from time to time for up to 4-5 seconds, but then it returns to the normal state.

In the frozen state the scrollbar doesn't work but only the text in the address bar can be selected and the tabs can be changed.

2:06 AM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger superlative said...

Ctrl+Shift+B is much harder to press with one hand. Why change it from Ctrl+B? That's going to annoy the hell out of me every day now.

4:21 AM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Robert said...

The Bookmark Manager doesn't show anything.

It's also crashed twice on me, and the cpu consumption is quite high to the point I had to reboot.

I love what you did with the Options Button!

7:25 AM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger cichy said...

As reply to my previus comments, bookmarks list is as wide as the longest title in bookmars. When you try to open sub-directory with bookmars and they are wider than spae left, you open o top of the sub-directory of bookmars. When you click on the sub-directory bookmars folder before they show, you end up with "clicked" bookmark which would show in this place.
Please fix bookmarks list width (fixed width), not dynamic as it is now.

8:50 AM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger logan said...

Chrome doesn't identify update on Mac

9:56 AM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Corey Allhands said...

Using Chrome 6.0.472.53 on Mac OS X 10.6.4 and flash videos will not display correctly. I've tried two sites, Break and Youtube, and neither one displays the flash video. The audio plays, just not the video.

10:36 AM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Manish said...

Chrome doesn't identify update on Mac

12:08 PM, September 03, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


After I updated Google Chrome my PC is restarting itself when Google Chrome is open.
Windows XP, 1,4 Ghz 256 MB RAM

12:14 PM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Corey Allhands said...

The Problem there is that you're running XP on 256 MB of RAM.

12:16 PM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Corey Allhands said...

Also, my Flash problem seems to have resolved itself after several restarts of the browser. It is working consistently now.

12:17 PM, September 03, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's pretty neat overall, I'm always seeing and feeling the improvements. But still, it sucks that you can't drag the favorite star to your bar, I used to do that all the time, so I could put priority bookmarks right there and not at the bottom of the list.

1:45 PM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Mitch said...

My computer started crashing like crazy . . maybe due to Flash? It got so bad I had to switch to FireFox for the time being.

2:51 PM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger netster007x said...

Great update but have to mention there is a very evident (although non-critical) bug. That is Press Alt+F, the unified menu appears, with mnemonics underlined. The 't' for "New tab" is underlined and the 'T' for "Tools" is also underlined. This conflict makes the "Tools" mnemonic inaccurate.

7:24 PM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Azlan Ali said...

shockwave crash version...huhhuhu :(

8:33 PM, September 03, 2010  
Blogger Longasc said...

I quite like Chrome 6.

Some suggestions:

1.) FULL URL display, please.
Yes. Do not tell me I get the full URL when I copy, I simply *want* a full and proper display. And I am not the only one.

Has someone already made an extension to fix this?

2.) New Chrome "grey" theme: A step back
Was there really a need to change this to this kind of grey? Especially on my laptop it easily gets a purplish hue, does not look well.

-> please add the old "chrome blue" to the default designs offered by Google. I already use a user-made "Chrome Blue":

12:24 AM, September 04, 2010  
Blogger Gaïl said...

SSL connection fail (e.g. google account connection) when behind a proxy
didn't failed on chrome 5, anyone experienced it?

12:57 AM, September 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Google Chrome! More than any other browser.

This last update has not gone well though, it would not update then it took forever to update, it got stuck updating.

Now password manager is not working properly, it is not detecting I am on a site that I have a saved password for! I fill it in (again) and it asks do I want to save the password, I click yes but it changes nothing.

I might uninstall / reinstall.

I still love chrome though :)

4:08 AM, September 04, 2010  
Blogger Huzeifa said...

I really love the new chrome 6, but I have only one problem with it. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and chrome pdf viewer doesn't function. It gives an error: "Missing plugin" on black background.

4:28 AM, September 04, 2010  
Blogger Mark said...

I love chrome 6 on Linux! I am running it on Ubuntu 10. The only issue was that Flash 32-bit was installed and I had to manually install 64-bit plugins. Google search lead me to a page with directions to fix this. I just removed Firefox. Thanks tireless developers! Your Linux support is much appreciated!

8:26 AM, September 04, 2010  
Blogger hawk said...

Please give me back my full valid URLs in the address bar!

10:31 AM, September 04, 2010  
Blogger Corey Allhands said...

I agree on the URL thing. I didn't notice until just now.

10:34 AM, September 04, 2010  
Blogger ilev said...

I still find sites that bypass the pop-up blocker and open a new advertisement tab, like (an Israeli site).
Click anywhere in the page and a new advertisement tab will open.

1:37 AM, September 05, 2010  
Blogger auna said...

"But still, it sucks that you can't drag the favorite star to your bar, I used to do that all the time, so I could put priority bookmarks right there and not at the bottom of the list."

I really miss this feature too. Although, truth be told I have already fixed their position long ago. I hope it comes back though.

11:45 AM, September 05, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let us chose between short URL to full URL.
I'd even be pleased to get back the blue color design.

Chrome starts to feel heavy.
It is not snappy as it used to be.

2:08 PM, September 05, 2010  
Blogger fastharry™ said...

ever since I dl'd this edition, Gmail is no longer in HTTPS..I get the red skull and cross bones showing HTTP even though I have changed nothing in my settings...anyone have the answer email me at

9:57 PM, September 05, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey They Need To fix the password manager Some Website does not save your password

12:50 AM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Radek said...

It's already 12 days since last dev release, it usually comes every week, when you guys gonna release new dev? Thanks.

4:28 AM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger EstGun1 said...

Everything works fine. But some themes dont look great with the new UI.

4:51 AM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Niko said...

The new UI is great but it seems to break some themes. You might want to tell the theme designers to update them.

5:16 AM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Niko said...

Example of a theme that got broken with the UI update: Marlies Dekkers

5:18 AM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Lanel said...

Chromium Issue 51359 still exists.

6:03 PM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Seyss said...


I've changed the wrench menu into something that makes more sense.. please consider.

Thank you.

6:44 PM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger I .Felix said...

Chris@ Regarding Tamil font display here you can see the screenshot.

9:24 PM, September 07, 2010  
Blogger I .Felix said...

Chris@ Regarding Tamil font display here you can see the screenshot.

9:25 PM, September 07, 2010  
Blogger Kenny Chong said...

Chrome 6 memory usage is extremely high!

4:23 AM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger 46aec said...

Google chrome gives problem in facebook, whenever i want to logout , automatically account management page opens up, photo browsing have to click two times.???
Orkut doesnt wok properly, i am really fed up
does anyone know the fix???

10:19 AM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

some dark themes are really bad with new buttons... please see issue:

10:26 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger tony said...

The removal of the bookmark manager was unnecessary. Also, I can't seem to make a new bookmark now?

1:12 PM, September 10, 2010  
Blogger Antony said...

When you auto-update chrome you should give me a notification. Just politeness really isn't it.

I use Ctrl-B a lot so I was very confused when it stopped working without any explanation today.

I can see you have tweaked the behaviour of the bookmarks bar which is an improvement but why change the shortcut?

7:19 AM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger Scott said...

The new UI is really slick guys. Good job on that.

7:45 AM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger Dan Tsui said...

YES, I agree with Longasc --
FULL URL display, please. Or at LEAST give us the option to display back the HTTP:// - dont go assuming no one wants it. All the techies do.

Call me old school but the younger generation needs to understand there is a protocol necessary when requesting a web page and not just by magic.

2:46 PM, September 15, 2010  
Blogger Dan Tsui said...

And with the other comments Ill add:
1. Why fix it if it ain't broke-- give us back the CTRL-B.
2. Put back "Chrome Blue"

In essence Google if you're listening, don't mess with what people are used to and not tell us about it. You gave us these habits w/ Chrome so at least make it backwards compatible and stop making assumptions!...or else that'll be like Microsoft!

2:53 PM, September 15, 2010  

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