Google Issues, Then Reissues Chrome Security Fix (may 8, 2009) — Google’s the newest mainstream version of the open-source browser Chrome had two security fixes, but Google had to reissue the patch after it caused crashes.

google-chrome-browser1Chrome emerged Tuesday and was intended to fix one critical security problem and one high-severity one. On Thursday, came to fix a crash during startup that affected “a small percentage of users,” said Chrome Program Manager Mark Larson.

With the first problem, an attacker under some circumstances could run attack software with the same privilege as the computer user.

With the second, an issue handling 2D graphics could potentially allow a specially crafted image to crash a tab and run an attacker’s code within Chrome’s sandbox security isolation system.

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