Google has released a new stable version, 17·0·963·78, of its Chrome browser, for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Chrome Frame. The new version fixes some problems with Flash content, and also fixes a Critical security vulnerability. Further details are in the Release Announcement.
The security flaw was disclosed yesterday as part of a hacking contest, sponsored by Google, at the CanSecWest security conference being held in Vancouver. The new release announcement confirms that The discoverer of the bug, Sergey Glazunov. will receive $60,000 under Google’s “bug bounty” program. Kudos to Google for getting a fix out so quickly.
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 Friday, 9 March, 21:45 EST
Ars Technica has an article that gives a bit more background on this update.