Firefox fixes critical security holes

— 1:24 PM on July 18, 2007

Mozilla has released a new version of its flagship browser that fixes a number of security issues. Firefox is available for download on the main Mozilla page here, and complete release notes for the new version can be viewed over here.

Eight security vulnerabilities have been fixed with this new release, including one that surfaced last week and enabled malicious code execution via the "firefoxurl://" URI handler. The bug allowed Firefox to be opened on a target system with random command line arguments through Internet Explorer. Aside from that particular flaw, two other holes that were marked "critical" have been patched, as have two "high" vulnerability bugs, one "moderate" bug, and two "low" bugs. A complete list of security patches is up on this page.

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