Google Releases Chrome Version 50

Earlier today Google made available a security update for Google Chrome bringing it to version 50.0.2661.75. This update includes fixes for 20 security issues described/categorized below:

  • 2x high severity CVEs (defined, this definition also explains that 1 CVE doesn’t necessarily equal 1 issue)
  • 5x medium severity CVEs
  • 1x low severity CVE
  • 1x remaining CVE assigned to multiple uncategorized issues

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

Update: 16th April 2016:
If at any time the Flash Player within your installation of Google Chrome does not update, you can use the tip in this ComputerWorld article to update it manually. It describes how to manually use Google’s Component Updater to easily update Flash Player. This tip works for Apple Mac OS X, Google Chrome OS and Windows.

I hope this helps. Thank you.


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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