Secunia has recently released an security advisory on Google Chrome asking users to update to the latest version (8.0.552.237) of the browser. According to the advisory, multiple vulnerabilities have been found on the browser that can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain data and potentially compromise a user’s system.

The vulnerabilities are as follows:
1) An unspecified error exists within the extensions notification handling.

2) A second unspecified error exists when handling pointers within node iteration.

3) A third unspecified error exists when printing multi-page PDF files.

4) An error when handling CSS and canvas can be exploited to reference a stale pointer.

5) An error when handling CSS and cursors can be exploited to reference a stale pointer.

6) A use-after-free error when handling PDF pages can be exploited to reference freed memory.

7) An error due to an out-of-memory condition when processing PDF files can be exploited to cause stack corruption.

8 ) An error when handling mismatched video frame sizes can be exploited to reference invalid memory.

9) An error when handling SVG “” elements can be exploited to reference a stale pointer.

10) An error when handling rouge extensions can be exploited to reference an uninitialised pointer.

11) An error within the Vorbis decoder can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

12) An error within PDF shading can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

13) An error when handling anchors may result in an incorrect type cast.

14) An error when handling videos may result in an incorrect type cast.

15) An error after removal of a DOM node may result in a stale rendering node.

16) An error when handling speech can be exploited to reference a stale pointer.

Procedure to check the version:
1. Click the Tools menu .
2. Select About Google Chrome.
3. If the version is not 8.0.552.237 then click on the Update button and restart the browser.

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