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Mozilla updates Firefox to address serious security bugs

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2009 10:03 User comments (11)

Mozilla updates Firefox to address serious security bugs Mozilla released an update to its popular web browser on Tuesday to address security flaws an attacker could utilize to run unauthorized software on a victims machine. Firefox 3.0.6 is available to download from AfterDawn now. The update also fixes a reported issue which caused parts of a screen to be improperly displayed after Firefox has been running for a long time. Other fixes include improved ability for scripted commands to work with plugins.
Download Firefox 3.0.6 now from:
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/network_software/web_browsers/firefox.cfm/v3_0_6


Changelog from Firefox 3.0.5
  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • In previous versions of Firefox, some users experienced a problem where parts of the screen were not properly displaying after Firefox was open for long periods of time.
  • Improved the ability for scripted commands to work properly with plugins. (bug 438830)
  • Removed the client user ID from crash reports.
  • Fixed issues with the display of some Indic scripts.
  • See the Firefox 3.0.5 release notes for changes in previous releases.

Download Firefox 3.0.6 now from:
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/network_software/web_browsers/firefox.cfm/v3_0_6

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11 user comments

14.2.2009 10:37

Updated... thanks for the fast info. Didn't even notice 3.0.6 was out already.

24.2.2009 10:38

Yep. Thanks for the update info. I wasn't aware either. :)



34.2.2009 12:10

Thanks, updated as soon as I saw the title of this article.

44.2.2009 16:26

This is great news for FF users. Way to go Mozilla! Fast responses to security problems for their browser is what keeps their valued users on FF. One the resasons why I love FF is because of this. Keep up the good work!!

54.2.2009 18:00

Originally posted by blueboy09:
This is great news for FF users. Way to go Mozilla! Fast responses to security problems for their browser is what keeps their valued users on FF. One the resasons why I love FF is because of this. Keep up the good work!!
I agree, but I always wondered, how the heck do they make any money at all?

65.2.2009 2:38
cousinkix
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They still haven't fixed the problem with the YAHOO homepage. Those jerks randomly hi-jack users from Yahoo.com and switch them to m.yahoo.com. IE 7 has a place, where can put this pesky unwanted link into the red restricted sites box. It won't hi-jack me any more. ou can't permanently block a certain website with Firefox and be done with doing it forever...

75.2.2009 12:39

Updated now. Thanks!

86.2.2009 3:05

Originally posted by cousinkix:
They still haven't fixed the problem with the YAHOO homepage. Those jerks randomly hi-jack users from Yahoo.com and switch them to m.yahoo.com. IE 7 has a place, where can put this pesky unwanted link into the red restricted sites box. It won't hi-jack me any more. ou can't permanently block a certain website with Firefox and be done with doing it forever...
I'm not sure about this, but perhaps it's possible with an add-on?

96.2.2009 6:52
bblinn
Inactive

The only problem I see with this version is that it seems to be unstable. I have it on 3 machines and Firefox routinely crashes on all 3 of them. Haste makes waste.

106.2.2009 10:50

Originally posted by bblinn:
The only problem I see with this version is that it seems to be unstable. I have it on 3 machines and Firefox routinely crashes on all 3 of them. Haste makes waste.
Using 3.1 here... crashes when it closes (of all things) and when refreshing Gmail.

Seems to be working fine on my other two comps.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Feb 2009 @ 13:14

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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116.2.2009 13:07

I've been having the same stability issues as well as the hijac problems for some time now. I'm personally going to wait a few more versions before jumping back is because I don't think they have ironed out all the bugs yet.

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