Mozilla Debuts Minor Firefox 3.5.4 Browser Upgrade

Mozilla has issued its latest browser update Firefox 3.5.4, resolving a host of security and performance related anomalies, along with adding many improvements.

The update, which is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems, offers as many as 11 security fixes, of which six have been rated as ‘critical’, and three were tagged as ‘moderate’, and two as ‘low’.

Critical vulnerabilities, if exploited, could let hackers to take control of the user’s system resources by remotely executing codes on it.

Discussing about various critical vulnerabilities that have been addressed in the update, Mozilla said in a statement: “Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code”.

In addition, the new update also resolves a number of stability issues, and incorporates an update for the crash reporting tool, which lets users to notify about crashes many times.

The problem surrounding improper loading of SSL pages after users wipe out the browsing history archive has also been addressed in the recent build.

Mozilla has strongly recommended all the Firefox users to install the updates with immediate effect to ensure a better and safer browsing experience.

Our Comments

As always when it comes to browser, upgrade to the latest build as soon as possible to reduce the chance of being hit by a zero-day attack (unlikely but better be safe than sorry).

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