Firefox gets security update

  • Mountain View (CA) - Mozilla has launched a new Firefox update to patch a handful of security issues.

    The biggest part of this latest update is that it takes care of a vulnerability in the way the Internet browser handles "jar:" protocol.  The security hole first became evident in February but it wasn't until recently that the potential harm was demonstrated.  

    The vulnerability in Firefox's jar: handler could lead to problems such as a hacker being able to steal a remote victim's entire list of Gmail contacts.

    The 2.0.0.10 update also corrects unspecified memory corruption vulnerabilities and "referrer-spoofing via window.location race condition."

    Users will receive the update automatically, or can download the new version from Firefox.com.

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