Firefox has just released an update to version 3.5.4, correcting quite a few security flaws and correcting a number of stability issues.
This update is recommended for all Firefox users of the 3.5.x family of browsers.
From www.mozilla.com, the list of fixes includes the following:
Firefox 3.5.4 fixes the following issues:
- Several security issues.
- Fixed several stability issues.
- Added the ability to re-submit crash reports
- After using Clear Recent History some SSL sites would not load all images and styles without pressing reload
The list of security issues fixed makes this a mandatory upgrade, in my book:
- MFSA 2009-64 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:188.8.131.52/ 184.108.40.206)
- MFSA 2009-63 Upgrade media libraries to fix memory safety bugs
- MFSA 2009-62 Download filename spoofing with RTL override
- MFSA 2009-61 Cross-origin data theft through document.getSelection()
- MFSA 2009-59 Heap buffer overflow in string to number conversion
- MFSA 2009-57 Chrome privilege escalation in XPCVariant::VariantDataToJS()
- MFSA 2009-56 Heap buffer overflow in GIF color map parser
- MFSA 2009-55 Crash in proxy auto-configuration regexp parsing
- MFSA 2009-54 Crash with recursive web-worker calls
- MFSA 2009-53 Local downloaded file tampering
- MFSA 2009-52 Form history vulnerable to stealing
Firefox should attempt to upgrade itself automatically, but if not, just use Help > Check for Updates…
Keep up to date, and stay safe on the web!