Earlier today Google released an update for Google Chrome bringing it to version 47.0.2526.80. This update addresses 7 security issues, 4 of which have been assigned CVE numbers. Security issues are more formally known as CVEs (defined)). The severity levels of these issues are detailed below:
- 2x high severity
- 1x medium severity
- 4x remaining issues uncategorized
This update also updates the built-in Adobe Flash Player to 126.96.36.199.
Google Chrome updates automatically and will apply the update the next time Chrome is closed and then re-opened. Chrome can also be updated immediately by clicking the Options button (it looks like 3 stacked small horizontal lines) in the upper right corner of the window and choosing “About Google Chrome” from the menu. Follow the prompt to Re-launch Chrome for the update to take effect.
As always full details of the update were made available by Google in a blog post. If you use Google Chrome as your web browser, please consider updating it as soon as possible. Thank you.