Mozilla fixes 10 Firefox flaws

Mozilla Corp updated its open source Firefox browser to patch 10 bugs in Firefox, including three rated as critical, and released the refreshed versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

The new Firefox is also compatible with Mac OS X 10.5, a.k.a. Leopard, Mozilla said. However, some issues remain under the new operating system, which is set to go on sale next Friday, including problems with some media player plug-ins.

Danish vulnerability tracker Secunia rated the package of patches as "highly critical" overall and noted that the critical bugs allow code execution, which means attackers could insert their own malicious software into systems running unpatched Firefox software.

Mozilla also revisited a July patch to prop up Firefox against attacks that leverage the Universal Resource Identifier (URI) flaw in Windows that Microsoft finally acknowledged last week. Mozilla fixes 10 Firefox flaws, makes it Leopard-ready

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 23rd October 2007 1:47AM