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[Firefox] Firefox 3.5.2 Released (Fixes Several Security Issues)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009, 18:23 | Firefox | 0 Comment | Read 394 Times
by Vaibhav Pandey

Firefox has released the latest version of its Firefox 3.5.x series. The latest release fixes several security issues and also fixes the issue about images with ICC profiles rendering. Firefox had released an update to the Firefox 3.5 release couple of weeks back.

In order to upgrade to the latest Firefox 3.5.x version ( Firefox 3.5.2) navigate to the Help menu in your Firefox browser. Next click on Check for Updates. It usually takes 24 hours before Firefox’s automatic update checker is able to check for the new release and offer it for download.

Below is a list of all the Security issues which were identified and fixed in Firefox 3.5.2 release.

Security Issues fixed in Firefox 3.5.2 are

  • Chrome privilege escalation due to incorrectly cached wrapper
  • Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.1.2/1.9.0.13)
  • Location bar and SSL indicator spoofing via window.open() on invalid URL
  • Heap overflow in certificate regexp parsing
  • Compromise of SSL-protected communication
  • Data corruption with SOCKS5 reply containing DNS name longer than 15 characters.

As per Mozilla,

Firefox 3.5.2 fixes the following issues:

  • Several security issues.
  • Images with ICC profiles now render properly on all monitors.

Please see the complete list of changes in this version. You may also be interested in the Firefox 3.5.1 release notes for a list of changes in the previous version.

As this release fixes many security related issues, its advisable that you upgrade to the latest 3.5.x version ( Firefox 3.5.2).

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