Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Mozilla Firefox Released

Mozilla Firefox has been updated to I first noticed this update when i was in my aunt's house and using my cousin's computer. It displayed a message saying that a newer version of Firefox is available and it has downloaded all the updated components and wishesh to restart Firefox in order to apply the patch.

Next, when i'm back in the office, i quickly load the Mozilla's website in order to get the release note of this new version and here they are :

# Universal Binary support for Mac OS X which provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors. Firefox supports the enhancements to performance introduced by the new MacIntel chipsets.
# Improvements to product stability.
Spoofing with translucent windows
# MFSA 2006-28 Security check of js_ValueToFunctionObject() can be circumvented
# MFSA 2006-25 Privilege escalation through Print Preview
# MFSA 2006-24 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
# MFSA 2006-23 File stealing by changing input type
# MFSA 2006-22 CSS Letter-Spacing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
# MFSA 2006-20 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:

If you prefer more detailed changelog, please visit Burning Edge.

If you have used Mozilla Firefox 1.5.x and above, you don't have to download whole packages again, since it has include a nice automatic updates which can be used to download the latest version but only the changed components. It's like rsync.

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