Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (March 2016)

Yesterday Google released an update for Google Chrome bringing it to version 49.0.2623.87. This update addresses a 3 high severity security issues (all of these issues have been assigned CVEs (defined)).

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Update: 10th March 2016:
Earlier today Adobe published an updated version of Flash Player bringing it to version 21.0.0.182. This update resolves 23 security issues (all have been assigned CVEs). At this time, an integer overflow (defined) vulnerability CVE-2016-1010 is being exploited in targeted attacks.

Google Chrome should automatically update the installed Flash Player using it’s component update feature to protect against these newly disclosed issues.

Update 12th March 2016:
I have since confirmed on two separate installations of Google Chrome version 49.0.2623.87 that Flash Player has automatically updated to version 21.0.0.182. This fact is also confirmed by Graham Cluley’s in a separate blog post.

Thank you.
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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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