Firefox Now Available

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Firefox LogoI awoke this morning to the familiar Firefox update alert. It appears that the industrious folks at Mozilla have released version of their Firefox browser.

The first thing I noticed is that with this release Firefox is officially compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). That's excellent news considering I have a few Leopard upgrades on the horizon. Still, all is not happy on the Leopard front as there are still some annoying problems. Of course some of these issues (ahem, Flash) may be considered a blessing in disguise.

The most important part of any software upgrade is the security fixes. I've included the fixes in the table below (after the jump for some). You can click on the <acronym title="Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories">MFSA</acronym> ID to get more information on the fix.


MFSA ID Impact Description

MFSA 2007-29 Critical Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:
MFSA 2007-30 Low onUnload Tailgating
MFSA 2007-31 Moderate Browser digest authentication request splitting
MFSA 2007-32 Moderate File input focus stealing vulnerability
MFSA 2007-33 Low XUL pages can hide the window titlebar
MFSA 2007-34 Moderate Possible file stealing through sftp protocol
MFSA 2007-35 Critical XPCNativeWrapper pollution using Script object
MFSA 2007-36 Moderate URIs with invalid %-encoding mishandled by Windows

Table 1. Fixed in Firefox

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