Software Update: Google Chrome 32.0.1700.76

Google has released version 32 of its Chrome web browser. Google Chrome is available in three different versions: stable, beta and dev, and this time the stable version has been updated. New in version 32 is, among other things, that the tab indicates when sound, video and casting are used, files containing malware are automatically blocked and the appearance in the Metro interface has been adjusted. In addition, stability and performance improvements have been made and the latest version of Adobe’s Flash Player is included. The full changelog for this release can be found below.

Stable Channel Update

The Chrome Team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 32 to the Stable channel. 32.0.1700.76 for Windows and Chrome Frame and 32.0.1700.77 for Mac and Linux. This release contains a number of fixes and improvements, including:

  • Tab indicators for sound, webcam and casting
  • A different look for Win8 Metro mode
  • Automatically blocking malware files
  • A number of new apps/extension APIs
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance

You can read more about these changes at the Chrome blog.

Flash Player has been updated to, which is included w/ this release.

Security Fixes and Rewards
This update includes 11 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were either contributed by external researchers or particularly interesting. Please see the Chromium security page for more information.

[249502] High CVE-2013-6646: Use after free in web workers.
[326854] High CVE-2013-6641: Use-after-free related to forms.of OUSPG.
[324969] High CVE-2013-6642: Address bar spoofing in Chrome for Android.
[321940] High CVE-2013-6643: Unprompted sync with an attacker’s Google account.
[318791] Medium CVE-2013-6645 Use-after-free related to speech input elements.

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

  • [333036] CVE-2013-6644: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.

Many of the above bugs were detected using AddressSanitizer.

Known issues

  • Keyboard input is not working correctly in Windows 8 metro mode. This may impact IMEs, RTL layouts. (164964)
  • Trackpad users may not be able to scroll horizontally. (332797)
  • Drag and drop files into Chrome may not work properly. (332579)
  • Closing Tab by pressing the ‘x’ button may not work. (332334)
  • On some machines the browser UI can flicker when resizing the window. (305432)
  • Opening another profile using the profile icon switcher in Win8 mode results in the new window being opened on the Desktop instead of in Win8 mode. (325919)
  • Chrome conflicts with Norton Software including Identity Safe Toolbar. (327110)
  • Windows 8 mode is not yet supported on HiDPI devices and Windows 8 mode is not supported on machines without hardware acceleration (160457 and 332503).
  • Using Nvidia’s Stereoscopic 3D feature turns Chrome pink. Users should disable this feature in Nvidia’s control panel to restore normal functionality(319115).

A partial list of changes is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Version number 32.0.1700.76
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Website google
License type Freeware