If you use firefox update now - critical security hole has been found with the programme

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Found 23rd Mar 2010
The Mozilla Foundation has released version 3.6.2 of its open source Firefox web browser. The developers say that, in addition to other holes, the most important vulnerability closed in Firefox 3.6.2 is a critical hole known since February, although details of this hole only became available recently. The new version of Firefox was originally scheduled for release on the 30th of March, but the developers have now brought forward its completion partly because security firm Secunia rated the hole highly critical.

The security hole allows remote attackers to take control of a PC. It became apparent when Russian security firm Intevydis provided their customers with a pertinent Windows exploit. Intevydis sell their knowledge rather than sharing the details of discovered security holes with the vendors of the relevant products. Evgeny Legerov, who discovered the hole, had initially bragged about his find without mentioning any details, but did eventually contact the Mozilla developers.

Firefox versions prior to version 3.6 are not affected by the problem. The hole prompted B?rCERT, a project run by the German Federal Office for Information Technology Security (BSI), to issue a warning which advised users to switch to "alternative browsers" until Firefox 3.6.2 is released. The warning, however, disconcerted some security experts.

The Mozilla developers recommend that all users update to the new version of Firefox as soon as possible. Firefox 3.6.2 is deployed via the web browser's update feature and can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. Firefox binaries are released under the Mozilla Firefox End-User Software License Agreement and the source code is released under disjunctive tri-licensing that includes the Mozilla Public Licence, GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1.

22 Comments

Just updated, many thanks

ditto, took 10 secs so no excuse not to do it

faevilangel;8182607

ditto, took 10 secs so no excuse not to do it



yeah it's really quick.

oooh and now I have personas... pretty! lol

ChipSticks;8182628

yeah it's really quick.oooh and now I have personas... pretty! lol



Been in since 3.5.8 or something

My dad has a fox that wags it's tail, I just have the bog standard firefox background :-D

faevilangel;8182682

Been in since 3.5.8 or something :pMy dad has a fox that wags it's tail, … Been in since 3.5.8 or something :pMy dad has a fox that wags it's tail, I just have the bog standard firefox background :-D



No way, how have I missed it...

[FONT=Arial]Sorted :-D ta :thumbsup:[/FONT]

faevilangel;8182607

ditto, took 10 secs so no excuse not to do it



10 seconds?

http://i40.tinypic.com/11kutft.png


[COLOR="Blue"]Vroom[/COLOR].

Nice1, cheers for the heads up, updated!

:thumbsup:

dxx;8182744

10 seconds? [COLOR="Blue"]Vroom[/COLOR].



Yup, took all of 10 seconds

depends on your connection

dxx;8182744

10 seconds? [COLOR="Blue"]Vroom[/COLOR].



You're downloading at 4.7kb lol

That's 56k modem speed.

maybe word is spreading and the servers are getting busy.

dxx;8182744

10 seconds? [COLOR="Blue"]Vroom[/COLOR].



[ ] boardband

Banned

ChipSticks;8182796

You're downloading at 4.7kb lolThat's 56k modem speed.maybe word is … You're downloading at 4.7kb lolThat's 56k modem speed.maybe word is spreading and the servers are getting busy.



more like hes took a screen shot when it was at a lull

black gerbil1;8182811

[ ] boardband



[ ] can spell

you should get Firefox, it has a built in spell-checker, would make you seem less... you know...


:thumbsup:

ChipSticks;8182846

[ ] can spellyou should get Firefox, it has a built in spell-checker, … [ ] can spellyou should get Firefox, it has a built in spell-checker, would make you seem less... you know...:thumbsup:



roflcopter.... epic fail from the rodent :whistling:

ChipSticks;8182628

yeah it's really quick.oooh and now I have personas... pretty! lol



I did have this one: getpersonas.com/en-…715 - but the background colour was too bright and wasn't a good long term choice. I've found a couple I like, including a Lost one and a Simpsons one, but now I'm rolling with Elmo :-D getpersonas.com/en-…486

cookiemonster83;8182975

I did have this one: http://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/65715 - but … I did have this one: http://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/65715 - but the background colour was too bright and wasn't a good long term choice. I've found a couple I like, including a Lost one and a Simpsons one, but now I'm rolling with Elmo :-D http://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/77486



Elmo's cool, lol

I really like that you can just hover your mouse over them to see what they will really look like, makes it much easier.

I have ]this one on now, I'm obviously just a dark person! lol

ChipSticks;8183029

Elmo's cool, lolI really like that you can just hover your mouse over … Elmo's cool, lolI really like that you can just hover your mouse over them to see what they will really look like, makes it much easier.I have ]this one on now, I'm obviously just a dark person! lol



Actually, I really like that. The problem with the vast majority of them is that they're designed by idiots. Many of them don't change the colours of the text on your tabs for instance, and make everything look awful. Something like your one has been done with consideration for the overall appearance, not just for the sake of geting something up there!

ChipSticks;8183029

Elmo's cool, lolI really like that you can just hover your mouse over … Elmo's cool, lolI really like that you can just hover your mouse over them to see what they will really look like, makes it much easier.I have ]this one on now, I'm obviously just a dark person! lol



I have just added that too :-D

I have updated but the open new tab in IE/Change current tab to IE doesnt work with this version :-(

Have found one that opens internet explorer up, but the other one was much better, ran through firefox

It shouldn't be long before the app is updated to work.

faevilangel;8182768

Yup, took all of 10 secondsdepends on your connection



ChipSticks;8182796

You're downloading at 4.7kb lolThat's 56k modem speed.maybe word is … You're downloading at 4.7kb lolThat's 56k modem speed.maybe word is spreading and the servers are getting busy.



black gerbil1;8182811

[ ] boardband



casparwhite;8182832

more like hes took a screen shot when it was at a lull



To be honest, I think it was just God telling me to move on. Works in mysterious, that chap. An hour on, that Firefox update still hasn't finished downloading, meanwhile IE9Preview managed to make it here at 1.2MB/s. Funky HTML5 rendering excitement for me then, woo!
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