Google Chrome version 0.2.149.29 was released on 5 September 2008, and all users are being automatically updated. Automatic updates are a key security feature in helping to ensure the safety of Google Chrome users.
This is a security and bug fix update, with no new functionality.
- Fix a buffer overflow vulnerability in handling link targets displayed in the status area when the user hovers over a link. This is a critical risk that could lead to execution of arbitrary code. - Issue: reported internally to Google - Fix: http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome?view=rev&revision=1797
- Change the default Downloads directory if it is set to Desktop, and ensure that Desktop cannot be the default. This mitigates the risk of malicious cluttering of the desktop with unwanted downloads, which can lead to executing unwanted files. - Fix: http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome?view=rev&revision=1793