Google Releases Chrome 29, Brings Omnibox Suggestions, Profile Resetting And More

Posted on Aug 20 2013 - 11:53pm by Editorial Staff

Google Chrome

Google today announced the release of Chrome newest version: the Chrome version 29 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, bringing omnibox suggestions based on “recency” of sites, profite resetting, webRTC on Android, news apps and extensions APIs. You can download the latest version via google.com/chrome as well update to the latest release via browser’s built-in silent updater.

The automatic update includes security fixes of which Google highlights the following fixes for various reasons:

  • [$21,500] A special reward for Andrey Labunets for his combination of CVE-2013-2879 and CVE-2013-2868 along with some (since fixed) server-side bugs.
  • [252216] Low CVE-2013-2867: Block pop-unders in various scenarios.
  • [252062] High CVE-2013-2879: Confusion setting up sign-in and sync. Credit to Andrey Labunets.
  • [252034] Medium CVE-2013-2868: Incorrect sync of NPAPI extension component. Credit to Andrey Labunets.
  • [245153] Medium CVE-2013-2869: Out-of-bounds read in JPEG2000 handling. Credit to Felix Groebert of Google Security Team.
  • [$6267.4] [244746] [242762] Critical CVE-2013-2870: Use-after-free with network sockets. Credit to Collin Payne.
  • [$3133.7] [244260] Medium CVE-2013-2853: Man-in-the-middle attack against HTTP in SSL. Credit to Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and Karthikeyan Bhargavan from Prosecco at INRIA Paris.
  • [$2000] [243991] [243818] High CVE-2013-2871: Use-after-free in input handling. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [Mac only] [242702] Low CVE-2013-2872: Possible lack of entropy in renderers. Credit to Eric Rescorla.
  • [$1000] [241139] High CVE-2013-2873: Use-after-free in resource loading. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [Windows + NVIDIA only] [$500] [237611] Medium CVE-2013-2874: Screen data leak with GL textures. Credit to “danguafer”.
  • [$500] [233848] Medium CVE-2013-2875: Out-of-bounds-read in SVG. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [229504] Medium CVE-2013-2876: Extensions permissions confusion with interstitials. Credit to Dev Akhawe.
  • [229019] Low CVE-2013-2877: Out-of-bounds read in XML parsing. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [196636] None: Remove the “viewsource” attribute on iframes. Credit to Collin Jackson.
  • [177197] Medium CVE-2013-2878: Out-of-bounds read in text handling. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.

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