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New Firefox Browser Fixes Seven Security Holes

Mozilla has shipped a new version of its popular Firefox Web browser to plug multiple security holes. The fixes embedded in the latest iteration of Firefox, version 2.0.0.5, are not included in older versions of Firefox (e.g., 1.5.x and lower), so those users will need to upgrade to the latest 2.0.0.5 release to be fully protected.

In all, Mozilla fixed at least seven security vulnerabilities in its latest release, including a flaw Security Fix wrote about last week that uses the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser to trick Firefox into opening up a variety of dangerous security holes.

Unless you are using a version of Firefox earlier than 1.5.x, you should soon be prompted to upgrade to the latest version. If this doesn't happen (it may take a few more hours for Mozilla to push out the auto-updates), you can always try upgrading by selecting "Help" and then "Check for Updates." Mozilla notes that some of your Firefox extensions (or "add-ons" as they're now called) might not work until updates for them are made available.

By Brian Krebs  |  July 18, 2007; 10:36 AM ET
Categories:  New Patches  
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