Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (February 2016)

Yesterday Google released an update for Google Chrome bringing it to version 48.0.2564.109. This update addresses 6 security issues, all 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:

  • 3x high severity
  • 2x medium severity
  • 1x remaining uncategorized issue

Update: 13th February 2016: Apologies for the delay but I have since confirmed that this Google Chrome update includes the Adobe Flash Player v20.0.0.306 update released earlier this week.

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.

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