Mozilla Releases Security and Stability Patch 3.0.7


Yesterday Mozilla released an update to the Firefox Web browser that its developers said fixes eight security issues found in Firefox 3.0.6, six of which were rated critical.

The most serious of the vulnerabilities fixed in Version 3.0.7 could allow attackers to run arbitrary code on a victim’s computer, Mozilla warned in security advisories Wednesday.

Updates for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux are available at the Mozilla site. Firefox 3 users will receive an update notification within 48 hours, or they can download the update manually by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Help menu.

What’s new in version 3.0.7?

  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • Official releases for the Estonian, Kannada, and Telugu languages are now available.
  • Items in the “File” menu show as inactive after using the “Print” item from that menu—switching to a new tab restores them. This issue has been fixed.
  • For some users, cookies would appear to go “missing” after a few days.
  • Mac users of the Flashblock add-on, experienced an issue where sound from the Flash plug-in would continue to play for a short time after closing a tab or window.
  • Fixed several issues related to accessibility features.

The update comes as Firefox continues to chip away at Internet Explorer’s market dominance. Mozilla now has 21.77 percent of the global browser market share, compared with IE’s 67.44 percent, a drop of more than 7.39 percentage points in a year, according to Net Applications.

Download Firefox 3.0.7

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