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Google Chrome Stable Security Update 11.0.696.68 Released

Google has just released an update for the stable branch of Google Chrome that brings the version of the web browser to 11.0.696.68. The update, which is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms is a security update that fixes two security vulnerabilities in Chrome.

Both security issues that have been fixed by the developers have received a rating of high, the second highest severity rating available.

  • [64046] High CVE-2011-1799: Bad casts in Chromium WebKit glue.
  • [80608] High CVE-2011-1800: Integer overflows in SVG filters.

The new Chrome stable version additionally contains Adobe's Flash Player 10.3, which has been updated to that version. While it is not explicitly mentioned on the Google Chrome Releases blog, it seems as if that version is a final build of Adobe Flash Player 10.3 and not the release candidate.

The final version has not yet been officially released by Adobe. It would not be the first time that Google, thanks to the direct tie-in of Flash Player in Chrome, managed to update Flash Player ahead of time.

The long awaited Flash Player 10.3 adds several new features to the popular software, most noticeably an option to delete so called Flash cookies from within the browser.

Google Chrome Stable users should get update notifications soon, if they have not already. Users who prefer to download Chrome from the official website can do that as well. The browser can be updated by running the installer after the download has finished.

Update: Google Chrome 11 is not supported anymore by Google. The company since then has moved to newer versions of the browser in a rapid release process. Users who are still working with Chrome 11 are encouraged to update their browser as soon as possible to a newer version due to security and stability issues in the version that have been fixed in newer versions.

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