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updated 8/23/2011 6:58:26 PM ET 2011-08-23T22:58:26

Google released an updated version of its popular Chrome Web browser, fixing 11 security vulnerabilities in the process.

The most serious bug Google tackled in updating to version 13.0.782.215 of the browser was a critical memory corruption flaw in its vertex handling — the code Chrome uses to render special image effects such as 3-D shapes, Computerworld explained.

Of the remaining 10 bugs, nine were of "high" importance and one was labeled "medium."

Also patched were four flaws described as "user-after-free" bugs, which could be exploited to inject malicious code onto users' computers, thereby giving an attacker access to a victim's system.

In accordance with its bug bounty-hunting program, Google paid a total of $8,837 to independent researchers for discovering and reporting the browser flaws. In 2011, Google has paid more than $120,000 to outside researchers for finding Chrome flaws, Computerworld said.

The new, up-to-date version of Chrome can be downloaded from Google's website.

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