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Firefox 3.0.9 Released: Ups Security, Fixes Bugs

Gordon Kelly


Firefox 3.0.9 Released: Ups Security, Fixes Bugs

To be fair, this isn't the most exciting release of Firefox we've ever witnessed...

Still for the security conscious you'll be pleased to know Mozilla has now launched Firefox 3.0.9 and it closes 12 vulnerabilities and provides some welcome nip and tuck.

"Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products," said the company's Foundation Security Advisory. " Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. "

On top of this Mozilla issued the following details:

  • Fixed several stability issues.

  • Many users experienced an issue where a corrupt local database caused Firefox to "lose" its stored cookies

  • Fixed an issue where, starting with Firefox 3.0.7, inline image attachments on popular webmail services (like AOL and AIM) would not display

  • Large forms would sometimes take a long time to submit.

  • In certain cases, new windows would not have proper focus
Update notices should be coming through to Firefox 3.0.x users as we speak and the update is available to download from the main site now.

In related news the far more exciting (and renumbered) Firefox 3.5 is expected to see a new (and possibly final) beta build either late this week or early next. Expected changes include further performance gains and the ability to bypass Flash for basic audio and video content. I've been running beta 3 for a number of weeks now and I have to admit: things are shaping up nicely.


Firefox 3 Release Notes


April 23, 2009, 5:23 am

when it self updated, last night, it kept crashing and saying chrome extention not installed so had to uninstall download and then install afresh. don't know if anyone else has had this problem but I've never had any problems like that before

Matt Ross

April 23, 2009, 3:09 pm

Install went fine for me on two PCs with lots of addons installed.

jamie hancox

April 23, 2009, 6:47 pm

Chrome wins for UI and speed - only a few rendering glitches and my preference for the last few months.

Eric Zugerman

April 23, 2009, 9:52 pm

for some reason, most of my bookmark icons became generic after I upgraded. Only a few still show their original (3.0.8) unique icon. Tried resynching xmarks. Any suggestions?

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