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 google.com/chrome. 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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