Google today released version 25 of its Chrome browser; for Windows and Linux, the new version number is 25.0.1364.97, and for Mac OS X it is 25.0.1364.99. The new version incorporates some new features, including:
- Better WebGL error handling
- Better support for HTML 5 date/time inputs
- Improved management and security for extensions, so that extensions cannot be installed without the user’s consent
The new release also includes fixes for 22 identified security vulnerabilities; Google categorizes 9 of these as High severity, 8 as Medium, and 5 as Low. In addition, MathML is disabled by default, to address another serious security flaw. More information is available in the Release Announcement.
Because of the security content of this release, I recommend that you update your systems as soon as you conveniently can. Windows and Mac users can get the new version via the built-in update mechanism; Linux users should check their distribution’s repositories for the new version.