Firefox gets a Leopard update

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Chicago (IL) – Mozilla has released a new patch for Firefox, which will update the browser to version 2.0.0.8 and install a handful of security fixes and brings support for Apple’s upcoming operating system MacOS X 10.5 “Leopard”.

The update, distributed since earlier today via the software’s auto-update feature, patches eight vulnerabilities. Two of them are rated as “critical” and could allow an attacker to run code or install software on a client PC.

The new version brings two new localized versions of Firefox, Georgian and Romanian. Probably most significantly, the browser is now compatible with Apple’s Leopard operating system. However, Mozilla noted that there are several known “issues” in this version. Among others, “some” media plug-ins as well as add-ons containing binary components are not working properly, the organization said.