Google updates Chrome with 15 patches

Google reported it has updated Chrome to version 51.0.2704.79 for Windows, Mac, and Linux with a total of 15 security fixes, including two high and five medium threats, being patched.

The online giant paid out $26,000 (£18,000) in bug bounty fees to five individuals.

The two high priority issues were CVE-2016-1696 and CVE-2016-1697, each of which earned its discovers $7,500 (£5,200) each. The former was a cross-origins bypass in Extension bindings and the latter was also a cross-origin bypass but in Blink. Google credited Mariusz Mlynski for finding the second issue. The other bug hunter was anonymous.

Rob Wu found three issues for Google: CVE-2016-1698, $4,000 (£2,800), a Information leak in Extension bindings; CVE-2016-1700, $1,500 (£1,038), a Use-after-free in Extensions; and CVE-2016-1701, $1,000 (£692), Use-after-free in Autofill.