Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 38.0.2125.101 (Platform version: 6158.49.0, 6158.56.0) for all Chrome OS devices except Chromeboxes. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days. Here is a list of Chromium changes.

Some highlights of these changes are:
  • MTP support in the Files app - you can now plug in your Android phone and get files from it
  • We’ve added a set of features to enhance touch screen accessibility

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.

Below, we highlight fixes that were either contributed by external researchers or particularly interesting. Please see the Chromium security page page for more information.
  • [$27633.70][416449] Critical CVE-2014-3188: A special thanks to Jüri Aedla for a combination of V8 and IPC bugs that can lead to remote code execution outside of the sandbox.
  • [417329] Low CVE-2014-[6271, 7169, 7186, 7187]: Code execution via bash environment variables.

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

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Blogger Michael Sudol said...

Why are Chromeboxes excluded?

11:45 AM, October 07, 2014  
Blogger shphoenix said...

new update broke the display scaling AGAIN!! for people using 125% scaling at OS level. WTF!!!

12:25 PM, October 07, 2014  
Blogger Victor Holen said...

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9:09 PM, October 07, 2014  
Blogger Victor Holen said...

Advanced options have disappeared from Settings!!
Also, doesn't show OS version anymore,
nor option to check/update - ( chrome://help will still show the version though. - Google trying to hide even more settings from users?)

9:29 PM, October 07, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, it isn't hidden. You can find it below in the settings if you scroll down to the bottom.

1:10 AM, October 08, 2014  
Blogger acai said...

very unstable. keep on crashing on c710. don't update.

wiped all my data as well.

1:18 AM, October 08, 2014  
Blogger José Araújo said...

My does not update.

«Versão 37.0.2062.120
Plataforma 5978.98.1 (Official Build) stable-channel daisy
Firmware Google_Snow.2695.117.0

O dispositivo está atualizado.»

1:44 PM, October 08, 2014  
Blogger Glendo B. said...

Samsung Chromebook (ARM) is also not updating, when i manually check for updates it tells me i am up to date. First time it hasn't updated on release day when i manually check.

2:15 PM, October 08, 2014  
Blogger C.P.O. said...

I'm still stuck on version 36 from the beginning of August on my c710. It says that my device is "up to date." Any ideas?

6:03 PM, October 08, 2014  
Blogger Kevin Burton said...

Not seeing the update when I manually check on HP Chromebook 14.

6:05 PM, October 08, 2014  
Blogger Luca del signore said...

it's not true, according to omaha proxy every chromebook is still at 37 http://cros-omahaproxy.appspot.com/

11:46 PM, October 08, 2014  
Blogger Ռուբիկ Մինասեան said...

problems with Armenian language

2:09 AM, October 09, 2014  
Blogger Gary Smith said...

My Samsung ARM Chromebook is not updating, Have tried forcing update yet has been two days since the update has been released and it still wont update.

3:09 AM, October 09, 2014  
Blogger _Hayko said...

There are font rendering issues in Armenian and Georgian.

5:38 AM, October 09, 2014  
Blogger Unknown said...

Under version 38.0.2125.101, the contextual analysis of Arabic language and Persian are not working.... i.e., all letters are not connected....

is there a fix?

12:19 PM, October 09, 2014  
Blogger Charles Spivak said...

I wonder if the release was stopped due to bugs?

2:21 PM, October 09, 2014  
Blogger Glendo B. said...

My Samsung ARM 303 Chromebook updated to stable 38 today. Anyone else that hasn't been able to update try checking today as it finally updated for me today.

2:53 PM, October 09, 2014  
Blogger Roy van de Walle said...

My Samsung ARM also updated. So wait and check again later.

3:36 PM, October 09, 2014  
Blogger Gary Smith said...

Earlier this week I posted that My Samsung ARM won't update - It has now happily updated!

3:10 AM, October 10, 2014  
Blogger Thomaz said...

This is all very good, but have two things that Google CHrome need with urgently: A password to protect data saved login and to prevent other sites from changing the main page and priorities navigation user's.
The Mozilla have this password more only protect the data saved login, so it is incomplete too.

4:24 PM, October 10, 2014  
Blogger Cindy P said...

Performed update, now my Chromebook will not let me login. Says my password is incorrect.

I then used my MacBook to login to gmail without any problem to prove my password did not change.

No matter how many times I enter my password correctly into my C710 Chromebook, it will not login. I can login to my mother's account on the Chromebook, just not mine.

My account worked fine before the update.

For what it is worth, I do not use the 2 step verification when signing into a google account.

5:17 AM, October 11, 2014  
Blogger Michal Kuzak said...

Did you guys finally fix the bug were Chrome was draining Laptop Battery ?

10:40 AM, October 11, 2014  
Blogger TheScientist said...

After this update I can no longer see line numbers for css rules in Developer Tools. This is something i use constantly and is pretty annoying. Any information on the problem?

3:54 AM, October 13, 2014  
Blogger lee x said...

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3:04 PM, October 14, 2014  
Blogger lee x said...

c710 reset your chromebook if other account is not a admin (if you cant delete your account)

hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R and press restart


not updating issues RAM may be an issue (put 4GB in my chromebook did but it not like it was preventing update,also crashing when trying to update) HDD can also prevent update if its got bad sectors

is there a way to do a test ram in chromeOS

----- small complaint when i logged into this chromebook (it was on 23 chrome at the time) it wiped all my saved wifi list of my phones which is slightly annoying especially the hard to get wifi passwords -----

3:08 PM, October 14, 2014  
Blogger Reymund Cabarrubias said...

Awesome, thanks for MTP!

Please keep new features coming.

3:17 AM, October 15, 2014  

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