Google Updates Chrome to 21.0.1180.89

August 30, 2012

Today, Google released a new version, 21.0.1180.89, of its Chrome Web browser for all platforms: Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, and Chrome Frame.  The new version contains fixes for eight identified security vulnerabilities, three of which Google rates as High severity.  It also incldes fixes for a number of bugs:

  • Several Pepper Flash fixes
  • Microphone issues with
  • devtools regression with “save as” of edited source
  • mini ninjas shaders fails
  • page randomly turns red/green gradient boxes

(That last bug is one I encountered on a site I use regularly; I wondered at the time if I didn’t get the memo on the significance of the color changes.)  Further details are in the Release Announcement.

Because of the security content of the new version, I recommend that you update your systems as soon as you conveniently can. 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 check the version of Chrome that you have by clicking on the tool menu icon (the little wrench), and then selecting “About Google Chrome.”

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