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New Firefoxen out

New versions of FIrefox 2 & 3 were released this evening.  Firefox 2.0.0.18 fixes 11 security vulnerabilities 6 of them critical including 2 remote code executions.  Firefox 3.0.4 fixes 9 security vulnerabilities, 4 of them critical.  As we've mentioned before, the Mozilla folks recommend that folks still running FF2 upgrade to FF3 as soon as possible.

 

References:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0.4/releasenotes/

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0.0.18/releasenotes/

Jim

400 Posts
ISC Handler
The usually efficient Firefox update procedure seems to have failed this time around. I was prompted to update to 2.0.0.18. I gave the OK but Firefox reported that the partial update had failed and offered a full update (the usual closing and reloading having occurred). I gave the OK to that, the update was downloaded and presumably applied but Firefox did not automatically reload as it usually does. It will now not load at all. I haven't rebooted at the time of writing and that may resolve the problem but soemthing unusual has definitely taken place.
Chris

6 Posts Posts
Reboot did not resolve problem. Reinstalled from last available full install (2.0.0.13). Worked fine. Downloaded a new copy of 2.0.0.18 and reinstalled; same problem i.e. it loads but doesn't open any browser window. I had reasons for not wanting to install Firefox 3 just yet but have now installed 3.0.0.4 and, surprise surprise, problem resolved. (OS XP Pro SP3).
Chris

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