Firefox released, fixes two security holes

Mozilla has released yet another update to its popular Firefox web browser. This time, the update brings the browser up to version, and it fixes a couple of security bugs. One of those bugs was another manifestation of Firefox’s weaknesses in handling uniform resource identifiers (URIs) with third-party applications, which could in Mozilla’s words, “cause the receiving program to mistakenly interpret a single URI as multiple arguments.” In short, the flaw could allow a specially crafted page to run a malicious script through Firefox. This flaw has now been resolved, as has another hole that allowed privilege escalation attacks through about:blank pages loaded by browser add-ons. Firefox can be downloaded here, and users of previous versions should be able to upgrade by clicking “Check for updates” in the browser’s help menu.

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