Mozilla updates Firefox, fixes critical flaw

Chicago (IL) – Mozilla has released an upgrade for the popular Firefox browser. Version 3.0.10 reportedly corrects a critical flaw that caused frequent crashes for a number of users.   

“One of the security fixes in Firefox 3.0.9 introduced a regression that caused some users to experience frequent crashes. Users of the HTML Validator add-on were particularly affected, but other users also experienced this crash in some situations. In analyzing this crash we discovered that it was due to memory corruption similar to cases that have been identified as security vulnerabilities in the past,” explained Mozilla.  

Firefox 3.0.9, released just a week ago, fixed a slew of problems, including:

  • Refresh header redirect to javascript
  • POST data sent to wrong site when saving web page with embedded frame
  • Malicious search plugins capable of injecting code into arbitrary sites
  • Same-origin violations in XMLHttpRequest and XPCNativeWrapper.toString
  • XSS hazard using third-party stylesheets and XBL bindings
  • Same-origin violations when Adobe Flash loaded via view-source
  • URL spoofing with box drawing character