Google Releases Chrome 18·0·1025·151

Google has released a new version, 18·0·1025·151, of its Chrome browser, for all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Chrome Frame.  This new version fixes twelve identified security flaws, seven of which Google rates as High severity.  It also fixes a number of miscellaneous bugs; further information on these changes is in the release announcement.

This release also incorporates an updated version of the bundled Adobe Flash Player.  This does not represent a general update of the player, but is specific to Chrome, and fixes two memory corruption vulnerabilities (not included in the numbers above).  According to an amended version of Adobe Product Security Bulletin 12-07, released today,

The Google Chrome version 18.0.1025.151 update addresses two Flash Player memory corruption vulnerabilities in the Chrome interface (Google Chrome only) (CVE-2012-0724, CVE-2012-0725).

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.  You can verify that your system has been updated by clicking on the tools menu (the little wrench), and then on “About Google Chrome”.

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