Download Of The Day: Firefox 3.0.1 (Critical Security Update)

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Firefox 3.0.1 has been released and available for download. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Mozilla. Use the following instructions to upgrade Firefox.


Security Issues

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Firefox displayed certain web content. A malicious web site could cause Firefox to crash, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2008-2785)

A flaw was found in the way Firefox handled certain command line URLs. If another application passed Firefox a malformed URL, it could result in Firefox executing local malicious content with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-2933)

Download Firefox 3.0.1

=> Visit offical site to grab Firefox 3.0.1

How do I upgrade Firefox to version 3.0.1?

See how to install firefox-3.0.1.tar.bz2 in Linux

How do I update Firefox under Redhat / Fedora / CentOS Linux?

Simply type the following command, enter:
# yum update

How do I update Firefox under Debian / Ubuntu Linux?

Open terminal and simply type the following commands, enter:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade


Posted by: Vivek Gite

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2 comment

  1. Following three security issues have been fixed in Firefox 3.0.1

    1) MFSA 2008-36 Crash with malformed GIF file on Mac OS X
    2) MFSA 2008-35 Command-line URLs launch multiple tabs when Firefox not running
    3) MFSA 2008-34 Remote code execution by overflowing CSS reference counter

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