Mozilla patches 13 Firefox flaws

Mozilla late Wednesday began rolling out a Firefox security update that patched 13 vulnerabilities, eight of them judged "critical" by the open-source developer.

The update, which brings Firefox to, automatically downloads to existing copies of Firefox 1.5.x, but can also be retrieved in its entirety from the Mozilla website in versions for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X in 37 localised editions.

All eight of the bugs tagged "critical" by Mozilla involve vulnerabilities and/or errors in JavaScript, the scripting language heavily used by the browser. JavaScript, like the ActiveX controls in the rival browser Internet Explorer, is the dominant source of Firefox flaws. Mozilla patches 13 Firefox flaws - Security -

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 30th July 2006 1:46AM