Google Releases Chrome 22

Google has released version 22.0.1229.79 of its Chrome browser, for all platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Chrome Frame).  According to the Release Announcement, the new version fixes 25 identified security vulnerabilities; of these, Google rates one as Critical severity, 15 as High, 6 as Medium, and 3 as Low.  There is also a mitigation for a Critical Windows kernel memory corruption flaw (CVE 2012-2897).

This version also incorporates some new capabilities, including:

  • Mouse Lock API availability for Javascript
  • Additional Windows 8 enhancements
  • Continued polish for users of HiDPI/Retina screens

A post at the Official Chrome Blog also mentions improvements for gaming in Web applications.

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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