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Google has updated its Chrome browser to address 20 vulnerabilities, none of which are deemed critical. Chrome version 20 coincidentally covers patches for a score of security bugs, as listed here. Many of the fixed vulnerabilities involve "use-after-free" memory-related security bugs, some of which are rated as high risk. …

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  1. Mickey Finn

    Interesting

    that Chrome gets an update just after the new MacBook Air starts having problems attributed by testers to...

    Chrome!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Interesting

      Is it very surprising though? It's well known that many Googlers use Macs.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Interesting

        They have the choice of OSX or Linux. Windows was banned.

  2. Sordid Details
    Meh

    Updating

    Doesn't Chrome do this automagically? I have Chrome running on Windows 7, XP and Mac machines. None of them has a 'Check for updates' option...

    1. cheesey_toastie

      Re: Updating

      Yes it does do it automagically but you can also nudge it along. Go to Settings (Spanner), "About Google Chrome". You'll see a "checking for updates" -this must be a pretty heavy update as it's killing my machine as I type this.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'll wait...

    ..for the Iron update....

  4. david 12 Silver badge

    Memory management bug.

    Obvious solution: use a language with built-in memory management. If too full of yourself to do that, use a memory management framework that doesn't free memory.

    Or if, like MS, you have a large legacy codebase in a bug-prone language, use a coding policy and fire the programmers who make stupid mistakes. Speaking of which, when was the last time MS had a use-after-free memory bug. Last century?

    I though Google was supposed to have hired smart people? While not necessarily a beginners mistake, it does at least indicate a lack of thought in design and test.

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