July 19th, 2007 by Keith

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5 Released

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Web Apps, Windows

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Apologies to all SoftSift readers. As you know, I have not kept this site going for a period of time, but I am trying to make up to it. I have been abroad for the last couple of weeks on a business trip, so my work has kept me quite busy. Nonetheless, do rest assure that I have not left SoftSift readers on the lurch.

This post, for the first time in many days, is to introduce you about the latest release of Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5.

This release is more about security issues, which has been fixed in this version. See below for more information:


Vulnerabilities Fixed

  • - XPCNativeWrapper pollution
  • - Unauthorized access to wyciwyg:// documents
  • - Remote code execution by launching Firefox from Internet Explorer
  • - File type confusion due to %00 in name
  • - Privilege escalation using an event handler attached to an element not in the document
  • - Frame spoofing while window is loading
  • - XSS using addEventListener and setTimeout
  • - Crashes with evidence of memory corruption

Users are highly encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. You can either upgrading directly from the browser by clicking under Help > Check for Updates… or download the installation setup from the Mozilla server.

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