Mozilla releases Firefox 3.0.9, fixes nine vulnerabilities

By on April 22, 2009, 11:05 AM
Mozilla has issued an update to its Firefox browser today, version 3.0.9, fixing a vulnerability rated as critical in addition to eight moderate or less severe flaws. The one critical flaw involves a memory corruption problem that could be exploited to run arbitrary code, while the two other high-risk flaws involve same-origin violations.

Firefox 3.0.9 also addresses a number of stability issues, including a problem where a corrupt local database caused the browser to "lose" its stored cookies. All changes are detailed in Mozilla's release notes here. The update comes as Mozilla prepares to release the fourth beta of Firefox 3.5 sometime later this week, which should bring significant improvements to JavaScript rendering speeds along other new features.

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windmill007 said:
Funny how they never fix the show passwords vulnerability. Seriously. Never understood why that feature even exists! So if you use Firefox and you save your passwords beware that with a few clicks anyone can see them all. Almost won't use Firefox for that reason...Almost.[Edited by windmill007 on 2009-04-22 11:37:18]
DarkCobra said:
I'm glad they fixed the cookie issue. Suddenly, under 3.0.8 they constantly got deleted no matter what. So far 3.0.9 seems to have fixed the problem.
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