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Mozilla moves fast to fix security flaw
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Posted on 07/18/2009 9:39:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Mountain View, California - Mozilla has released an update to Firefox that fixes a security flaw discovered in the last week.

The company has moved fast to make Firefox 3.5.1 available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download. It resolves a Just-in-Time (JIT) JavaScript compiler flaw in version 3.5 which left users at risk of memory corruption and malware infection.

Last week, "SBerry" posted proof of concept code that exploited the way Firefox 3.5 processes JavaScript code when handling FONT tags in HTML.

"In certain cases after a return from a native function, such as escape(), the Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler could get into a corrupt state. This could be exploited by an attacker," said Mozilla. The security advisory is here.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; mozilla

1 posted on 07/18/2009 9:39:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Fully updated, java’s been weird on occasion. Nice shirt. :)
2 posted on 07/18/2009 9:46:25 PM PDT by allmost
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To: JoeProBono
(jawdrop)
THAT'S NO FLAW!

3 posted on 07/18/2009 9:52:47 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0Bambi to the poor (foolish) voter: Welcome to Zer0's Peasant Care ® You Sucker... Now Die! :)
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To: allmost

The update made a world of difference. Our computer was running so slow after updating to 3.5 but I am still getting Script Errors in my Yahoo mail since upgrading.


4 posted on 07/18/2009 9:54:36 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: hsmomx3
The initial boot time was ridiculous in Mozilla. They've fixed it.

Do you mean Thunderbird?
5 posted on 07/18/2009 9:58:17 PM PDT by allmost
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To: JoeProBono
Now that's the version of Firefox I've been looking for.
6 posted on 07/18/2009 10:00:04 PM PDT by Pelham (California, formerly part of the USA)
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To: JoeProBono
Microsoft has no fix for Internet Explorer. Do not use it. Download Mozilla. It uninstalls easily if you don't like it.
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
7 posted on 07/18/2009 10:04:31 PM PDT by allmost
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To: hsmomx3

Yeah, I just did an update because of the Java problem, now I’m having problems with Firefox saying it’s having problems opening because of a tab that was opened just before shutting down. :~( Didn’t have any problems with the prior versions of FF I’ve used.


8 posted on 07/18/2009 10:04:32 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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To: allmost

It was like 1-2 minutes and was frustrating!! Thank goodness they fixed it.


9 posted on 07/18/2009 10:04:42 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: allmost

No, I have never used Thunderbird, just FF.


10 posted on 07/18/2009 10:05:48 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: hsmomx3

The initial 3.5?


11 posted on 07/18/2009 10:06:13 PM PDT by allmost
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To: hsmomx3

Thanks for the heads up!


12 posted on 07/18/2009 10:06:17 PM PDT by Sefton
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To: allmost

Yes, the initial 3.5.


13 posted on 07/18/2009 10:07:24 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sefton

You are welcome!


14 posted on 07/18/2009 10:07:40 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: hsmomx3

Hadn’t noticed any problems on the Linux 3.5.


15 posted on 07/18/2009 10:09:02 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: hsmomx3

Update. Big difference. 3.5.1


16 posted on 07/18/2009 10:10:40 PM PDT by allmost
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To: JoeProBono

I want to know how to update wife 3.1 to that?


17 posted on 07/18/2009 10:19:54 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: JoeProBono

I want to know how to update wife 3.1 to that?


18 posted on 07/18/2009 10:19:58 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: JoeProBono

To all Mozilla users: I was once like you. I stuck to Mozilla (or Seamonkey) for years and years and years. But recently I realized that it had become a resource hog, and I went a-searching for another browser. And I found it. And it’s the best web browser in existence. It is Opera. It takes a bit to learn the quirks, but once you do, you realize it is the most user-friendly browser out there.

www.opera.com


19 posted on 07/19/2009 12:09:37 AM PDT by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com)
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To: TruthWillWin

Simple. Have a high-paying job.


20 posted on 07/19/2009 12:10:34 AM PDT by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com)
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To: LifeComesFirst

I’ve tried Opera several times over the years since I first heard about it here at FR. For me, it’s never been any improvement over FF whatsoever. And, in fact, sometimes it’s just weird.


21 posted on 07/19/2009 6:13:08 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: LifeComesFirst
I like Opera


22 posted on 07/19/2009 1:49:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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