Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Mozilla confirms critical Firefox bug

19 Mar 2010   #1
dmex

 
Mozilla confirms critical Firefox bug

Mozilla yesterday confirmed a critical vulnerability in the newest version of Firefox, and said it would plug the hole by the end of the month.

"The vulnerability was determined to be critical and could result in remote code execution by an attacker," Mozilla acknowledged in a post to its security blog late Thursday. "The vulnerability has been patched by developers and we are currently undergoing quality assurance testing for the fix."

Firefox 3.6, which Mozilla launched in January, is affected, Mozilla said, adding that it would be patched in version 3.6.2, currently slated to ship on March 30.

Mozilla confirms critical Firefox bug


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Mar 2010   #2
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

A comment in that article has a point. Critics call IE vulnerabilities as "Vulnerabilities" or "Critical Flaws". For Firefox: "bug".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

*shrug* it had to happen eventually, as much as i love FF its not perfect, and with all the focus on IE recently it was only a matter of time before a new one emerged for FF, slightly worrying their not patching it until the 30th though... you would have thought that they would roll it out ASAP
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


20 Mar 2010   #4
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
A comment in that article has a point. Critics call IE vulnerabilities as "Vulnerabilities" or "Critical Flaws". For Firefox: "bug".
That sounds right.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
*shrug* it had to happen eventually, as much as i love FF its not perfect, and with all the focus on IE recently it was only a matter of time before a new one emerged for FF, slightly worrying their not patching it until the 30th though... you would have thought that they would roll it out ASAP
Agreed, huge fan of FF here but puzzled as to why the delay. Thank goodness for NoScript
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #6
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Luckily... Im not on that version -.- Few... :P
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #7
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was a die hard FF user until 3.6. It seems to me that Mozilla is going backwards on FF. I tried Google Chrome dev channel and have not looked back. It runs, launches and loads pages faster and with extensions it is much better than FF. I can't wait until the extensions are being developed more and perfected. This browser has a lot of potential. I know I might get a lot of grief for this by the FF fans, but I was one until 3.6. It had a lot of flaws and used loads and loads of memory on my system. I thought I would try Chrome until they fixed these flaws in FF, but I have not turned back. I downloaded FF 3.7 Alpha(Minefield) and use for a day or two then went back to Chrome and the speed is amazing. Also the viewable area on Chrome is amazing. Try it out and I promise you will like it. Give it a shot. They have an Adblock plus extension for Chrome now and Google is working on closing the gap for a NoScript extension because it is something they really want.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #8
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
I was a die hard FF user until 3.6. It seems to me that Mozilla is going backwards on FF. I tried Google Chrome dev channel and have not looked back. It runs, launches and loads pages faster and with extensions it is much better than FF. I can't wait until the extensions are being developed more and perfected. This browser has a lot of potential. I know I might get a lot of grief for this by the FF fans, but I was one until 3.6. It had a lot of flaws and used loads and loads of memory on my system. I thought I would try Chrome until they fixed these flaws in FF, but I have not turned back. I downloaded FF 3.7 Alpha(Minefield) and use for a day or two then went back to Chrome and the speed is amazing. Also the viewable area on Chrome is amazing. Try it out and I promise you will like it. Give it a shot. They have an Adblock plus extension for Chrome now and Google is working on closing the gap for a NoScript extension because it is something they really want.
High praise indeed and I really should test out Chrome actually - the large viewable area is also a commendable feature.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2010   #9
lsufrontier

Windows 7
 
 

I know Chrome is really fast but for some reason my ALPS touchpad back and forward buttons do not work with it. I do not know why but that is what is preventing me from using it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Mozilla confirms critical Firefox bug




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Oracle confirms existence of another critical Java flaw
Source A Guy
Security News
Microsoft Confirms Critical IE Bug, Works on Fix
Read more: Microsoft Confirms Critical IE Bug, Works on Fix - PCWorld
Security News
Mozilla pays 12-year-old $3,000 for finding critical Firefox bug
Source: Mozilla pays 12-year-old $3,000 for finding critical Firefox bug
News
Microsoft Confirms Attacks Targeting Critical ASP.NET Vulnerability
More - Microsoft Confirms Attacks Targeting Critical ASP.NET Vulnerability - Softpedia
News
Mozilla confirms critical Firefox bug.
Source - Mozilla confirms critical Firefox bug
Browsers & Mail
Mozilla releases Firefox 3.0.6, fixes critical issue
Mozilla developers have released an update to its popular open source browser to address several security and stability issues in previous versions. Specifically, Firefox 3.0.6 fixes six vulnerabilities, one of which is rated as critical and relates to the browser’s JavaScript and layout engines...
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App