Google has released a new stable version, 17·0·963·46, of its Chrome browser, for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Chrome Frame. The new release contains fixes for 20 security vulnerabilities, one of which Google rates as Critical severity, and eight as High severity. More details on these changes are in the release announcement. This version also incorporates some enhanced capabilities, including:
- New Extensions APIs
- Updated Omnibox Prerendering
- Download Scanning Protection
The Official Chrome Blog has a summary description of these enhancements.
Windows and Mac users should get the new version via the built-in update mechanism. Linux users should get the updated package from their distributions’ repositories, using their standard package maintenance tools.
Update Thursday, 9 February, 11:39 EST
Ars Technica also has a brief article discussing the new features in this version of Chrome.