Google Releases Chrome 14·0·835·186

September 20, 2011

Google has released a new version, 14·0·835·186, of its Chrome browser for all platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame).  This version incorporates the updates to  Flash Player I mentioned in my previous post.

Windows users  should  get the new version via the built-in automatic update mechanism; you can verify that your system has been updated by clicking on the tools menu (the little wrench), and then on “About Google Chrome”.  Linux users can get the updated package using their distros’ usual update tools.   I do recommend checking to be sure your system is updated; there are reports that one of the vulnerabilities fixed in Flash Player is being actively exploited.

Adobe to Issue Urgent Update for Flash

September 20, 2011

Adobe has announced, in a post on the Product Security Incident Response Team blog, that it intends to release a security update for its popular Flash Player tomorrow, September 21.  According to the announcement, this update will address Critical security issues, as well as a cross-site scripting vulnerability that is currently being exploited “in the wild”.

Google Chrome users should also expect an update to the Chrome browser to incorporate the Flash fixes.  (Chrome is shipped with the Flash Player included.)

I will post another note here when the update is actually released.

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