Google Releases Chrome Version 49

Yesterday Google released an update for Google Chrome bringing it to version 49.0.2623.75. This update includes fixes for 26 security issues described/categorized below:

  • 8x high severity CVEs (defined, this definition also explains that 1 CVE doesn’t necessarily equal 1 issue)
  • 5x medium severity CVEs
  • 1x remaining CVE assigned to multiple uncategorized issues

Details of further security issues addressed are provided in Google’s blog post.

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.

If you use Google Chrome as your web browser, please consider updating it as soon as possible to be protected from these security vulnerabilities. Thank you.

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