Mozilla Firefox Released

Tuesday November 27th, 2007

The Mozilla Corporation has released Mozilla Firefox, patching three security holes in the world's second most-popular browser. All three flaws, which are detailed in the Firefox section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page, are rated as high impact by Mozilla, which is the second most serious of the four vulnerability levels.

The first bug is a cross-site scripting flaw in the jar: URI scheme, which may allow an attacker to steal private information (a proof of concept has been published demonstrating how the contacts of logged-in Gmail users can be stolen). Firefox also fixes three stability bugs, which could be exploited to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code. The final issue relates to a race condition when setting the window.location property, which could be used to spoof a HTTP Referer header.

Most existing Firefox users will receive through the browser's built-in software update system or their operating system's upgrade mechanism. The release can also be downloaded from the Mozilla Firefox product page. More information about the new version can be found in the Firefox Release Notes.

All the vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox are also present in the latest SeaMonkey 1.1.6 release. An equivalent 1.1.7 update for the community-driven browser is expected shortly.

#14 Just a shame

by rixbad <>

Tuesday December 4th, 2007 4:04 PM

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I don't know what's going on at Mozilla, but what was a fine browser once, is not much more than a pain in the um, neck now. I just have time to put everything back the way it was every time my browser decides it was working too well ( which hasn't been for a while). Opera? It's fast, and Firefox has been bogging down the whole computer. Fire fox, hate to do it, but you gotta go.