Chrome Stable Channel Update 17.0.963.83

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  1. Hungry Man

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    17.0.963.83

    http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/03/stable-channel-update_21.html

    The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 17.0.963.83 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. This release fixes issues with Flash games, along with the security fixes listed below.

    9 Patches:
    6 High
    1 Medium
    2 Low
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, HM! :thumb:
     
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    Another update? :eek: Thanks Hungry ... I'm so looking forward to updating all of my portables in a couple of days ... LOL ;)
     
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    hahahaha! :D
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    lol well you could always put it off. Doesn't look too critical.
     
  7. JimboW

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    The beta channels been updated ten times since the 8th with an eleventh due anytime now. Getting ready to move it to stable maybe?
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    Seems like it. There have been stability fixes nearly daily.
     
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    Yeah, seemed unusually high for the beta channel. I guess it's the amount of changes they've added this time around over these last three milestones. Chromium's broke on me more than once. At the moment flash just freezes the browser with 1077/1078, had to go back to 1075. Have you faced that under canary?
     
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    It's not as funny as you would think. :D
     
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    Put it off! *gobsmacked* That's no advice on a security forum LOL!
     
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    maybe not, but the "stable" releases every other day was just too much for me.
    lol
     
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    Yeah, I agree with you!
     
  14. Hungry Man

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    I see no Sandbox breaking exploits in there lol I think you'll survive with a few days behind a patch.
     
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    Well, that's a weight off my mind. I shouldn't get too complacent though. ;)
     
  16. Hungry Man

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    My portable Chrome is still on 17 back when it was in dev preview I think lol
     
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    Are we reading the same? :D

    Some of the items listed below represent the start of hardening measures based on study of the exploits submitted to the Pwnium competition.

    And, there are mentions to both Sergey Glazunov and PinkiePie. The two breaking the sandbox very recently.

    -https://pwnium.appspot.com/

    So, my advise is: update it. :) *Not that you're at any danger... but don't wait months to upgrade. That's what I mean. :D
     
  18. Hungry Man

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    Galuznov has over 500 commits to Chrome. I don't think an advisory goes by without him and miabuz. None of the vulnerabilities are marked critical and none of them have the 20k award so I don't think there are any sandbox exploits there.
     
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    Is it such a difficult thing to do an update?
     
  20. Hungry Man

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    For portable versions I just don't get around to it. I'd have to download/ run the installer. And I only use that USB for school.

    It's not really that important to me. Every exploit listed this time means nothing - they have no access to my system even if they manage to break into Chrome.

    Though the Chrome I'm running from my USB isn't patched against the sandbox breaking exploits lol I should get around to it.
     
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    You could spend a year or an entire life without upgrading Google Chrome.

    I'm just pointing out that, according to Google, and this is something that you pointed out if the first post... that... Some of the items listed below represent the start of hardening measures based on study of the exploits submitted to the Pwnium competition. (The emphasis is mine.)

    If people want to upgrade or not, it's up to them. I'm just pointing out that this upgrade isn't a mere maintainance upgrade. It introduces hardening measures in the web browser.
     
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    Maybe. I took that to mean that they were looking for specific types of bugs/ compiling with new checks, not that there was some new mitigative technique. You could be right.
     
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    Google can update Chrome browser all they want, as far as I'm concerned.
    If the fixes are security-related and not merely cosmetic GUI stuff, then I'll gladly spend the few minutes it takes to update on two computers. :thumb:
     
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    Fair do's ... I think that it is worth updating. In my case; three computers & three portables. :eek:
     
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    Well, you have to download the installer (albeit once) then a quick MBAM scan can help my paranoia a bit, then run it at least three times for me.

    Maybe not that difficult, but it's all time ...
     
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