Google has patched a high-risk vulnerability in its Chrome browser that allows an attacker to escape the Chrome sandbox.
That vulnerability is one of 48 bugs fixed in version 52 of Chrome released Wednesday.
Four dozen of those flaws are rated as high risks and Google paid out more than $22,000 in rewards to researchers who reported vulnerabilities to the company. Payment on an additional 11 bugs found by bug bounty hunters is pending, Google said.
Among the other serious vulne...
Version 52.0.2743.82 of Google Chrome was released today that contains 48 security fixes. Of those 48 fixes, 17 were highlighted as coming from external sources and being eligible for a bounty for their disclosure.
Of these external disclosures, $21,000 was paid in bounties, with the amount for the other 11 disclosures still being determined. The highest bounty was paid to Pinkie Pie, the well known Chrome hacker who won Google’s Pwnium competition in 2012, for discoveri...