Time Now For Firefox

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Firefox Logo (200px)Just in case your browser hasn't popped up and told you, Firefox is now available!

This version addresses stability and security issues uncovered in Firefox Several of the fixes are critically important. Therefore, it's recommended that all users upgrade as soon as possible.

The issue I found most annoying with Firefox is also the first listed fix: Firefox seems to be crashing with some sort of memory corruption. Needless to say, I'm upgrading right away. In the meantime, here's a list of fixes in Firefox You can click on the MFSA ID to get more information on the fix.


MFSA ID Impact Description

MFSA 2008-01 Critical Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:
MFSA 2008-02 Moderate Multiple file input focus stealing vulnerabilities
MFSA 2008-03 Critical Privilege escalation, XSS, Remote Code Execution
MFSA 2008-04 Moderate Stored password corruption
MFSA 2008-05 High Directory traversal via chrome: URI
MFSA 2008-06 Critical Web browsing history and forward navigation stealing
MFSA 2008-08 Moderate File action dialog tampering
MFSA 2008-09 LOW Mishandling of locally-saved plain text files
MFSA 2008-10 LOW URL token stealing via stylesheet redirect
MFSA 2008-11 LOW Web forgery overwrite with div overlay

Table 1. Fixed in Firefox

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