Thursday, July 17, 2008

Firefox 3.0.1

gHacks and Lifehacker, both carried an article about Firefox 3.0.1 release.  Here is the gHacks article. Soon after this article was released gHacks reached 10000 RSS subscriber mark.

Firefox 3.0.1 released

Posted by Martin in Browsing, firefox Tags: firefox, firefox 3, firefox vulnerability, firefox-update, mozilla

17 July

Shortly after releasing version Firefox 2.0.0.16 the Firefox development team released another update this time for Firefox 3. The update fixes three security updates that have a critical rating making this a security update. It is recommended to update Firefox 3 as soon as possible to close the security holes.

Two of my add-ons stopped working and I had to manually edit them so that they I could continue using them. Two of the three vulnerabilities have been the same that were fixed in Firefox 2 while one is a Gif rendering vulnerability on Mac OS X that could crash the browser.

The other two just for those who have not read the update post are a remote code execution vulnerability and the launching of multiple tabs when Firefox is not running.

Besides that several other updates have been made, most notably several stability and bug fixes. For a complete list of changes check the release notes. The download is available at the official Mozilla Firefox 3 website. Automatic Updates have been kicking in as well.

Links to:

Lifehacker article

gHacks article

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