Google Announces Chrome 27 With 5% Faster Page Loads

Posted on May 21 2013 - 10:28pm by Editorial Staff

Google Chrome

Google today released Chrome version 27 for Windows, Mac and Linux boosting page load by 5% as well as bringing important updates meant for developer. You can grab the latest version of Chrome by using the browser’s updater or you can download it directly from The updated version includes:

  • Web pages load 5% faster on average
  • chrome.syncFileSystem API
  • Improved ranking of predictions, improved spell correction, and numerous fundamental improvements for Omnibox predictions.

Chrome 27 also addresses 14 security holes (with 11 rated High, 2 marked Medium, and 1 rated Low):

  • [$1000] [235638] High CVE-2013-2837: Use-after-free in SVG. Credit to Sławomir Błażek.
  • [$500] [235311] Medium CVE-2013-2838: Out-of-bounds read in v8. Credit to Christian Holler.
  • [$1500] [230176] High CVE-2013-2839: Bad cast in clipboard handling. Credit to Jon of MWR InfoSecurity.
  • [$1000] [230117] High CVE-2013-2840: Use-after-free in media loader. Credit to Nils of MWR InfoSecurity.
  • [$1000] [227350] High CVE-2013-2841: Use-after-free in Pepper resource handling. Credit to Chamal de Silva.
  • [$2000] [226696] High CVE-2013-2842: Use-after-free in widget handling. Credit to Cyril Cattiaux.
  • [$1000] [222000] High CVE-2013-2843: Use-after-free in speech handling. Credit to Khalil Zhani.
  • [$1000] [196393] High CVE-2013-2844: Use-after-free in style resolution. Credit to Sachin Shinde (@cons0ul).
  • [$3133.7] [188092] [179522] [222136] [188092] High CVE-2013-2845: Memory safety issues in Web Audio. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
  • [$1000] [177620] High CVE-2013-2846: Use-after-free in media loader. Credit to Chamal de Silva.
  • [$1000] [176692] High CVE-2013-2847: Use-after-free race condition with workers. Credit to Collin Payne.
  • [$500] [176137] Medium CVE-2013-2848: Possible data extraction with XSS Auditor. Credit to Egor Homakov.
  • [171392] Low CVE-2013-2849: Possible XSS with drag+drop or copy+paste. Credit to Mario Heiderich.
  • [241595] High CVE-2013-2836: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives. 
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