Firefox update guards against critical flaws
Patch issued, calamity averted
Firefox users need to upgrade their browsers following the discovery of multiple security vulnerabilities.
The flaws affect both Firefox 1.x and the latest Firefox 2.0.x releases. Surfers need to upgrade to version 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 of the browser, respectively. Users also need to upgrade to a new version of the Mozilla email client, Thunderbird 188.8.131.52, for similar reasons.
The nine security bugs (reported by various security researchers) create a means for hackers to swipe sensitive information, run cross-site scripting attacks, or gain control of vulnerable systems, security notification firm Secunia reports.