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Google Chrome Team Fixes 6 High-Risk Flaws

Mar 28, 2011, 12:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Google March 24 paid out $8,500 for six Chrome Web browser flaws found by enterprising developers. The company also issued two new SSL certificates to protect against the Comodo certificate issue.

"The holes include a buffer error in base string handling, for which Google paid $500; use-after-free in the frame loader, which earned the finder $1,000; and a use-after-free in HTML Collection that netted the discovery $2,000.

"A stale pointer hole in CSS handling cost Google $1,500. Another stale pointer, albeit in SVG text handling, earned the finder $1,500. Lastly, Google made a $2,000 payout for a DOM tree corruption with broken node parentage. "

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