Google released a stable channel in the next version of its Chrome browser, this time at number 57. It is available on all supported operating systems, including Windows, Linux and macOS.
Chrome 57.0.2987.98 is currently the latest stable version of the browser, receiving a number of new features and improvements, which became known at the stage of beta testing. Their lineup consisted of CSS Grid Layout, improved screen “add to home screen” application programming interface Media Session API.
But the main thing in the update that the page chrome:plugins with which you can manage plug-ins, has finally gone down in history.
At the time there was a lot of noise in the media due to the fact that with the rejection of the page is chrome:plugins, users lost the ability to disable the plugin Widevine, which is used to watch copy-protected content. In the release, the developers took into account this criticism and added the option in settings. Recall that it is also possible now to control the Flash Player plugin.
In addition to innovations and bug fixes, the new version resolves vulnerabilities 36. Many of the vulnerabilities detected by automated testing tools, AddressSanitizer, MemorySanitizer, Control Flow Integrity, and LibFuzzer. Critical issues that allow you to bypass all security levels browser and execute code on the system outside of the sandbox environment were not identified.
Under the programme the payment of a reward for the discovery of vulnerabilities for the current release, Google paid 18 premiums in the amount of 38 thousands of U.S. dollars (one award of $7,500 and $5,000, five prizes of $3000, one award of $2,000, seven prizes a prize of $1000 and three awards of $500).