Firefox update squashes 9 security bugs, 4 critical
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Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser that plugs nine security holes, four of which are rated "critical," the foundation's highest vulnerability level.
Other critical vulnerabilities include stability bugs in the browser engine, crashes that caused memory corruption and a race condition while accessing the private data of a NPObject JS wrapper class object. A complete list of fixes is available here.
Mozilla said some of same bugs have been fixed in version 188.8.131.52 of Thunderbird, but at time of writing, the most current version of the email application was 184.108.40.206. We wouldn't be surprised if an update was released soon.
As usual, the update will be pushed directly to Firefox users and requires only a simple restart of the browser to be installed. If only all software updates were that easy. ®