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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Mozilla extinguishes Firefox Security Flares.

The Mozilla Foundation updated the Firefox Web browser in order to patch a series of security vulnerabilities, including widely publicized browser spoofing issue and a frame-injection issue.

Mozilla has released Firefox 1.0.5 and plans to follow it with new versions of its Thunderbird email client and namesake browser application suite on Wednesday, said Chris Hofmann, Mozilla's director of engineering.

The Firefox update fixes 11 security issues discovered both by outside security researchers and from Mozilla's own Security Bug Bounty Program, which offers a $500 reward for reporting bugs.

Hofmann said that Mozilla knows of no exploits of the security vulnerabilities patched in Firefox 1.0.5.

Among the vulnerabilities plugged in Firefox 1.0.5 is a browser spoofing issue reported last month by security researcher Secunia. The spoofing vulnerability, which affected all major browsers, could aid scammers in successfully launching phishing attacks.

Mozilla Firefox on ramp with its Latest 1.0.6 Web Browser - A Stability Update.

More:
Firefox 1.0.6 Release Notes
Download Firefox 1.0.6
Update:
Download Firefox 1.0.7 ( WinXp/2k Users)
Download Firefox 1.0.7 (Mac OS X)
Download Firefox 1.0.7 (Linux)

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