Firefox 3.5.4 fixes critical memory flaws
Vulns found all alone in moonlight
Mozilla trotted out Firefox 3.5.4 yesterday, which patches 16 vulns - 11 of which were critical bugs.
"Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code," said Mozilla.
The open source outfit had been expected to release Firefox 3.5.4 on 21 October, after shooting out a release candidate version of the update early last month.
Meanwhile, a beta of the next iteration of Mozilla's popular browser - Firefox 3.6 - might be squirted out later today.
Mozilla has already pushed the release of that version back several times, however.
Get your hands on the update here.®
oh dear, same on, same old.
fire fox, memory issue u say, how unusual
3.0.15 ALSO Got Issued
For those who are still at 3.0.x (who have not upgraded to 3.5 yet for reasons such as needed plug-ins not being issued for 3.5 yet) 3.0.15 was issued at the same time as 3.5.4 was. I have not compared the two fix lists but I think that at least some are on both lists due to being newly discovered exploits.
I'm running Firefox on my laptop at home, it's never crashed, always loads up within seconds and never slows down my system, and I've only had one update in about a month.
Still, Better not say that, as it doesn't follow the Firefox bashing trend.