Google Chrome fixes browser engine flaws

Google has released a security patch for its Chrome 2 browser, which closes two flaws in WebKit the open source browser engine Chrome is built around.

The first fix is for a WebKit memory corruption issue that Google has rated as highly severe. A user visiting a malicious website could have lead to a tab crash or a hacker running code in the Google Chrome sandbox.

The second fix is rated as medium in severity, and is for a WebKit drag and drop information leak, which could lead to the disclosure of sensitive information when content was dragged over a malicious web page.

In May, Google released Chrome 2. It claimed that this version was much faster and more stable.

Chrome's versions of WebKit and its JavaScript engine were also updated to make the pages run faster.

Microsoft also recently patched up different versions of Internet Explorer, while Apple released Safari 4.0 out of beta.