Planet Chromium

April 25, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update for Desktop

The dev channel has been updated to 75.0.3770.8 for Windows & Mac and 75.0.3770.9 for Linux.


A partial list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.
Srinivas Sista
Google Chrome

by Srinivas Sista (noreply@blogger.com) at April 25, 2019 02:37 PM

April 24, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Chrome for Android Update

Hi, everyone! We've just released Chrome 74 (74.0.3729.112) for Android: it'll become available on Google Play over the next few weeks.

This release contains the following features, as well as stability and performance improvements:
  • Translate any web page instantly by selecting Translate from the menu
You can see a full list of the changes in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Krishna Govind
Google Chrome

by Krishna Govind (noreply@blogger.com) at April 24, 2019 11:24 PM

April 23, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Chrome Beta for Android Update

Hi everyone! We've just released Chrome Beta 74 (74.0.3729.112) for Android: it's now available on Google Play.

You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. For details on new features, check out the Chromium blog, and for details on web platform updates, check here.

If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Krishna Govind
Google Chrome

by Krishna Govind (noreply@blogger.com) at April 23, 2019 08:25 PM

Stable Channel Update for Desktop

The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 74 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This will roll out over the coming days/weeks.

Chrome 74.0.3729.108 contains a number of fixes and improvements -- a list of changes is available in the log. Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 74.


Security Fixes and Rewards
Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.

This update includes 39 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chrome Security Page for more information.

[$3000][913320] High CVE-2019-5805: Use after free in PDFium. Reported by Anonymous on 2018-12-10
[$3000][943087] High CVE-2019-5806: Integer overflow in Angle. Reported by Wen Xu of SSLab, Georgia Tech on 2019-03-18
[$3000][945644] High CVE-2019-5807: Memory corruption in V8. Reported by TimGMichaud of Leviathan Security Group. on 2019-03-26
[$3000][947029] High CVE-2019-5808: Use after free in Blink. Reported by cloudfuzzer on 2019-03-28
[$N/A][941008] High CVE-2019-5809: Use after free in Blink. Reported by Mark Brand of Google Project Zero on 2019-03-12
[$2000+$1,337][916838] Medium CVE-2019-5810: User information disclosure in Autofill. Reported by Mark Amery on 2018-12-20
[$2000][771815] Medium CVE-2019-5811: CORS bypass in Blink. Reported by Jun Kokatsu (@shhnjk) on 2017-10-04
[$2000][925598] Medium CVE-2019-5812: URL spoof in Omnibox on iOS. Reported by Khalil Zhani on 2019-01-26
[$2000][942699] Medium CVE-2019-5813: Out of bounds read in V8. Reported by Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos on 2019-03-15
[$1000][930057] Medium CVE-2019-5814: CORS bypass in Blink. Reported by @AaylaSecura1138 on 2019-02-08
[$1000][930663] Medium CVE-2019-5815: Heap buffer overflow in Blink. Reported by Nicolas Grégoire, Agarri on 2019-02-11
[$1000][940245] Medium CVE-2019-5816: Exploit persistence extension on Android. Reported by Yongke Wang of Tencent's Xuanwu Lab (xlab.tencent.com) on 2019-03-10
[$1000][943709] Medium CVE-2019-5817: Heap buffer overflow in Angle on Windows. Reported by Wen Xu of SSLab, Georgia Tech on 2019-03-19
[$500][929962] Medium CVE-2019-5818: Uninitialized value in media reader. Reported by Adrian Tolbaru on 2019-02-08
[$N/A][919356] Medium CVE-2019-5819: Incorrect escaping in developer tools. Reported by Svyat Mitin on 2019-01-06
[$N/A][919635] Medium CVE-2019-5820: Integer overflow in PDFium. Reported by pdknsk on 2019-01-07
[$N/A][919640] Medium CVE-2019-5821: Integer overflow in PDFium. Reported by pdknsk on 2019-01-07
[$500][926105] Low CVE-2019-5822: CORS bypass in download manager. Reported by Jun Kokatsu, Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research on 2019-01-29
[$500][930154] Low CVE-2019-5823: Forced navigation from service worker. Reported by David Erceg on 2019-02-08


We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel.

As usual, our ongoing internal security work was responsible for a wide range of fixes:


[955186] Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives


Many of our security bugs are detected using AddressSanitizer, MemorySanitizer, UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer, Control Flow Integrity, libFuzzer, or AFL.


Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how here. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.


Thank you,

Abdul Syed

by Abdul Syed (noreply@blogger.com) at April 23, 2019 04:07 PM

Chromium Blog

Data Saver is now Lite mode

Since we introduced Data Saver in Chrome, we’ve reduced users’ data usage by up to 60 percent. But now, the feature is expanding to provide more benefits in addition to data savings. Pages will now load faster, in some cases considerably faster, and use less memory. This is why starting today, we will be renaming Data Saver to Lite mode.


Lite mode will continue to reduce data use by using Google servers to compress the pages you visit before downloading them. Using the NetworkInformation API, Lite mode tells web servers that you are interested in receiving a version of the site that uses less data if one is available.


Lite mode also helps improve page loads. If Chrome predicts that a page will take longer than 5 seconds for the first text or image to show on screen, it will load a Lite version of the page instead. Lite pages are highly optimized to load considerably faster. A whitepaper will be published in the coming months that will explain this in more detail.


And of course, Lite mode will continue to respect your privacy. When Chrome optimizes an HTTPS page, only the URL is shared with Google and other information such as cookies, login information, and personalized page content is not shared with Google. We never break secure connections between Chrome and a website.


Lite mode is available only on Chrome for Android. The Chrome Data Saver desktop extension will be deprecated in M74.


To enable Lite mode, select Settings > Lite mode and toggle the setting to On. If you already have Data Saver enabled, then Lite mode will automatically be enabled.



Posted by Ben Greenstein, Technical Lead for Lite Mode and Nancy Gao, Product Manager on Chrome

by Chromium Blog (noreply@blogger.com) at April 23, 2019 12:25 PM

April 22, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Beta Channel Update for Desktop

The beta channel has been updated to 74.0.3729.108 for Windows, Mac, and, Linux.

A full list of changes in this build is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how here. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.



Abdul Syed
Google Chrome

by Abdul Syed (noreply@blogger.com) at April 22, 2019 01:08 PM

April 19, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Dev channel has been updated to Chrome Version: 75.0.3761.0 (Platform version: 12088.0.0 Chrome OS Version) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. 

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using 'Report an issue...' in the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).

Cindy Bayless 
Google Chrome

by Cindy Bayless (noreply@blogger.com) at April 19, 2019 12:39 PM

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 73.0.3683.114 (Platform version: 11647.154.0) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements.  A list of changes can be found here.


If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).

Cindy Bayless
Google Chrome

by Cindy Bayless (noreply@blogger.com) at April 19, 2019 09:04 AM

April 18, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 74.0.3729.90 (Platform version: 11895.74.0) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.


If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).

Daniel Gagnon
Google Chrome

by Daniel Gagnon (noreply@blogger.com) at April 18, 2019 05:51 PM

April 17, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Chrome Beta for Android Update

Hi everyone! We've just released Chrome Beta 74 (74.0.3729.92) for Android: it's now available on Google Play.

You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. For details on new features, check out the Chromium blog, and for details on web platform updates, check here.

If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Krishna Govind
Google Chrome

by Krishna Govind (noreply@blogger.com) at April 17, 2019 04:56 PM

Beta Channel Update for Desktop

The beta channel has been updated to 74.0.3729.91 for Windows, Mac, and, Linux.

A full list of changes in this build is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how here. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.



Abdul Syed
Google Chrome

by Abdul Syed (noreply@blogger.com) at April 17, 2019 12:49 PM

April 16, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Dev Channel Update for Desktop

The dev channel has been updated to 75.0.3766.2 for Windows, Mac & Linux.


A partial list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.
Srinivas Sista
Google Chrome

by Srinivas Sista (noreply@blogger.com) at April 16, 2019 11:15 AM

April 12, 2019

Google Chrome

More science in more places with Science Journal and Google Drive

The Science Journal app is now integrated with Google Drive. You can sign in with your Google Account to access your experiment data across your devices.

April 12, 2019 03:00 PM

April 10, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Beta Channel Update for Desktop

The beta channel has been updated to 74.0.3729.75 for Windows, Mac, and, Linux.

A full list of changes in this build is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels?  Find out how here. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.



Srinivas Sista
Google Chrome

by Srinivas Sista (noreply@blogger.com) at April 10, 2019 12:55 PM

April 09, 2019

Google Chrome Releases

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Beta channel has been updated to 74.0.3729.68 (Platform version: 11895.58.0) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. A list of changes can be found here.


If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of the browser).

Daniel Gagnon
Google Chrome

by Daniel Gagnon (noreply@blogger.com) at April 09, 2019 06:58 PM

Dev Channel Update for Desktop

The dev channel has been updated to 75.0.3759.4 for Windows, Mac & Linux.


A partial list of changes is available in the log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. The community help forum is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.
Srinivas Sista
Google Chrome

by Srinivas Sista (noreply@blogger.com) at April 09, 2019 12:36 PM