Speed

Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way: It's quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications fast. Learn more about Chrome and speed.

Simplicity

Chrome's browser window is streamlined, clean and simple. Chrome also includes features that are designed for efficiency and ease of use. For example, you can search and navigate from the same box, and arrange tabs however you wish ó quickly and easily.

Security

Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, autoupdates to make sure the browser is up-to-date with the latest security updates, and more. Learn more about Chrome's security features.

And more features

Chrome has many useful features built in, including extensions, translation in the browser, themes, and more. Learn more about Chrome's newest and most-loved features.

What's New:

The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 41 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 41.0.2272.76 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including:

  • A number of new apps/extension APIs.
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance.
  • A list of changes is available in the log.

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 havenít yet fixed.

This update includes 51 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chromium security page for more information.

  • [$7500][456516] High CVE-2015-1212: Out-of-bounds write in media. Credit to anonymous.
  • [$5000][448423] High CVE-2015-1213: Out-of-bounds write in skia filters. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
  • [$5000][445810] High CVE-2015-1214: Out-of-bounds write in skia filters. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
  • [$5000][445809] High CVE-2015-1215: Out-of-bounds write in skia filters. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
  • [$4000][454954] High CVE-2015-1216: Use-after-free in v8 bindings. Credit to anonymous.
  • [$3000][456192] High CVE-2015-1217: Type confusion in v8 bindings. Credit to anonymous.
  • [$3000][456059] High CVE-2015-1218: Use-after-free in dom. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
  • [$3000][446164] High CVE-2015-1219: Integer overflow in webgl. Credit to Chen Zhang (demi6od) of NSFOCUS Security Team.
  • [$3000][437651] High CVE-2015-1220: Use-after-free in gif decoder. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$2500][455368] High CVE-2015-1221: Use-after-free in web databases. Credit to Collin Payne.
  • [$2500][448082] High CVE-2015-1222: Use-after-free in service workers. Credit to Collin Payne.
  • [$2000][454231] High CVE-2015-1223: Use-after-free in dom. Credit to Maksymillian Motyl.
  • [449610] High CVE-2015-1230: Type confusion in v8. Credit to Skylined working with HPís Zero Day Initiative.
  • [$2000][449958] Medium CVE-2015-1224: Out-of-bounds read in vpxdecoder. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
  • [$1000][446033] Medium CVE-2015-1225: Out-of-bounds read in pdfium. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
  • [$1000][456841] Medium CVE-2015-1226: Validation issue in debugger. Credit to Rob Wu.
  • [$1000][450389] Medium CVE-2015-1227: Uninitialized value in blink. Credit to Christoph Diehl.
  • [$1000][444707] Medium CVE-2015-1228: Uninitialized value in rendering. Credit to miaubiz.
  • [$500][431504] Medium CVE-2015-1229: Cookie injection via proxies. Credit to iliwoy.

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. The total value of additional rewards and their recipients will be updated here when all reports have gone through the reward panel.

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

  • [463349] CVE-2015-1231: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in V8 fixed at the tip of the 4.1 branch (currently 4.1.0.21).

Many of the above bugs were detected using AddressSanitizer or MemorySanitizer.