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Google patches critical Chrome bugs

Gregg Keizer | May 25, 2011
Fails to fix flaws used by Vupen to score sandbox escape, says French security firm.

On Tuesday, Google spokesman Jay Nancarrow declined to comment further about the Vupen exploit claims, and referred to previous statements that Google was unable to investigate the bugs because Vupen would not share details of the flaws.

Last year, Vupen announced a change in its vulnerability disclosure policies, saying it would no longer report bugs to vendors -- as do many researchers -- but would reveal its work only to paying customers.

According to Web measurement company Net Applications, Chrome accounted for 11.9% of all browsers used last month, putting Google's program in third place behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer, with 55.1%, and Mozilla's Firefox, with 21.6%.

Chrome 11 can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from Google's Web site. Users already running the browser will be updated automatically.



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