Firefox 2.0.0.9 Corrects Latest Release

Nov 02, 2007

The Mozilla Foundation has departed from its normal release cycle to fix several bugs and the remaining security holes in version 2.0.0.8 of the Firefox web browser.

Based on a test performed by Linux Magazine, the vulnerabilities that version 2.0.0.8 failed to fix (see the separate news item here) still seem to exist in 2.0.0.9. As previously, it is possible to hide part of the source code, preventing users from viewing the code in "View Page Source". This means that attackers still have the ability to hide malicious code in their websites. The vulnerability also affects older Firefox versions and can be used to crash these versions.

According to the release notes version 2.0.0.9 removes all the bugs that were discovered in the previous version. The developers write that Firefox is now more stable and reliable than ever.

The Mozilla web browser is available for downloading for all supported platforms. And Netscape Navigator, which is now based on Firefox, has been updated too. Users can download version 9.0.0.2. Just like its open source siblings, Navigator is also affected by the above mentioned bugs.

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