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Mozilla has responded to plugin stability issues with a new version of Firefox.

Firefox 3.6.8 was published on Friday just three days after the release of 3.6.7, a far more substantial update that addressed eight critical flaws and six less serious bugs

Most of the reported problems involved an Adobe Flash player plugin for Firefox. The incident is not the first time a patch for the open source browser has been prompted by problems involving its extensions, rather than bugs in its basic build.

Last month, for example, Mozilla tweaked Firefox's crash controls after complaints from Farmville users.

Mozilla's release notes on Firefox 3.6.8 - a cross-platform update for Windows, Mac and Linux fans of the open-source browser - can be found here. ®

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