Firefox and Thunderbird updated

Mozilla has issued small updates to its products, including tweaks for Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey

The Mozilla Corporation on Friday issued small updates for its popular Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email applications, primarily targeting security problems.

The updates take both products to version, and were issued via the vendor's automatic update system.

The less popular SeaMonkey mail and browsing suite was also updated to version 1.0.5.

Mozilla's website lists security-related fixes for Firefox, including a bug showing evidence of memory corruption, and other holes that could be exploited by malicious attackers. Many of the issues were pointed out by parties external to the vendor.

Thunderbird was updated to correct many of the same issues.

According to SpreadFirefox, a marketing and promotional website for Firefox, the browser has been downloaded more than 216 million times.

Thunderbird is a little less popular, with close to 32 million downloads since its official 1.0 release, according to a blog chronicling development of the software.

Meanwhile, the next major release of Firefox, version 2.0, is due in late October.

Renai LeMay writes for ZDNet Australia.


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