The six bugs that prompted Google to update Chrome to version 10.0.648.204 were all deemed to be on the threat level of “high,” the second highest ranking in Google’s threat scoring system.
Google’s bug-tracking database was locked down so as to prevent access to the technical details of the now patched vulnerabilities. The bug entries are usually unlocked after several weeks and sometimes months so as to give users enough time to update before the data goes public.
A total of three researches reported these particular vulnerabilities, earning themselves $8,500 in bounties collectively. Google has paid out a total of $58,145 so far this year to researchers who reported vulnerabilities to the company.
Being the 6th time that Google has patched security vulnerabilities in Chrome this year, the company also brought along support for the browser’s password manager in Linux as well as including stability fixes.
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