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Google Addresses Chrome OS Vulnerabilities Presented at Pwnium 2014

17
Mar
2014

Google has addressed a total of seven vulnerabilities with the release of Chrome OS 33.0.1750.152, the browser-based operating system thats installed on Chromebook devices. The security holes were presented last week at Pwnium, the Google-sponsored competition that took place alongside CanSecWest in Vancouver.

Google has rewarded George Hotz (geohot) with $150,000 (107,000) for a persistent code execution exploit in Chrome OS.

The exploit leverages a tot…

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