Mozilla update quashes nine bugs
Critical memory corruption bug stars in update
Mozilla released an updated version of Firefox on Tuesday that addressed nine security flaws, one of which earns the dreaded 'critical' rating.
The critical flaw addressed by Firefox 3.09 involves a memory corruption problem. The two "high-risk" flaws involve same-origin violation security bugs. The other six moderate or low risk flaws are detailed in Mozilla's release notes here.
Firefox 3.0.9 also addresses a number of stability issues, including a problem where a corrupt local database might cause Firefox to "lose" its stored cookies. Another flaw that means in-line images might not be displayed when using webmail accounts was also plugged.
User systems are to be automatically updated to version 3.0.9 within 48 hours. The release can also be downloaded manually beforehand. Firefox version 2.0 is no longer supported.
The update to Firefox version 3.0.9 comes days before the expected delivery of an "almost ready" fourth beta of the next version of its browser, Firefox 3.5. ®
Have they fixed the AwfulBar?
First posters (and more)
Nooooo, please, not the stupid 'first poster' virus, it's effectively killed the discussions on TheDailyWTF and no doubt many other sites, please not here too ....
Whilst the FF click-here auto-notifier is fine for home machines, I can imagine it's a pain in the network-support area.
Maybe Moz should come up with some revolutionary idea like, ooh, I don't know, a service that automatically runs on the machine, detects whether there are any updates, and downloads and installs them automatically. They could call it, uuummmm, Firefox Update, how about that.
Nobody would ever possibly complain about the consequences of a service like that would they!
I love "first" posters.
They take quite a risk in declaring themselves "first", not knowing if someone else has already posted as they click that "Post comment" button. Therefore David, I salute you. I could never be that brave.
However, I do slightly resent David's sarcasm.
I have 30 school computers that I must think about updating tomorrow. Firefox updates can be a right pain when run on Windows machines with multiple accounts. I'm seriously thinking about uninstalling Firefox and replacing it with Lynx 2.8.6.
That'll help the blighters* do some work for a change.
Mwu ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa.