Mozilla’s popular alternative browser has gained another
minor bump in version numbering with the release of 184.108.40.206. The new update
fixes just a couple of security holes, one of them critical and the other rated
The critical hole patched in this new version is “unescaped
URIs passed to external programs,” a bug that also affects the Thunderbird
mail client. The moderate security fix solved the “privilege
escalation through chrome-loaded about:blank windows” flaw, which also
applies to Thunderbird.
users can download 220.127.116.11 from Mozilla's
homepage or use the auto update function within the browser. For those who
like to live on the bleeding edge of browser software, the seventh alpha release of
Firefox 3 should be available sometime later today.
has slowly but surely been gaining more acceptance among all Internet users. A
recent report found that Firefox
usage in Europe is nearing 28 percent, with some countries posting 47.9
percent adoption for the Mozilla browser.