Mozilla releases Firefox 2.0.0.8, fixes two critical flaws

By on October 19, 2007, 11:38 AM
The developers at the Mozilla Foundation today released version 2.0.0.8 of its open-source web browser. The new update addresses eight security issues, two of them rated as critical. The first bug (MFSA 2007-29) causes systems to crash and could be exploited to run arbitrary code. The second flaw (MFSA 2007-35) could allow attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with the rights of the local user.

In addition, the browser is now compatible with Apple’s forthcoming Leopard operating system (Mac OS X 10.5). However, Mozilla noted that there are still several known issues in this version, including some media plug-ins and add-ons not working properly. Automatic update screens should now be popping up for Firefox users, so you can either use the auto update function within the browser or head to our download section to get Firefox 2.0.0.8.

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