Google has released a new version of its Chrome browser to fix a "high severity" security problem.
An error in handling certain URLs in Google versions cross-site scripting (XSS) without user interaction, said Mark Larson, Google Chrome program manager.
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"If a user has Google Chrome installed, visiting an attacker-controlled web page in Internet Explorer could have caused Google Chrome to launch, open multiple tabs, and load scripts that run after navigating to a URL of the attacker's choice," he said.
According to Larson, such an attack only works if Chrome is not already running.
The Chrome vulnerability was reported to Google by Roi Saltzman, a security researcher at IBM Rational Application Security Research Group.