Mozilla delivers Firefox update

Summary:Mozilla one Wednesday patched one flaw in Firefox in an update (2.0.

Mozilla one Wednesday patched one flaw in Firefox in an update (2.0.0.14).

The fix--a crash in JavaScript garbage collector--was deemed critical by Mozilla. According to Mozilla, the problem was created by a previous fix. Here's the description:

Fixes for security problems in the JavaScript engine described in MFSA 2008-15 (CVE-2008-1237) introduced a stability problem, where some users experienced crashes during JavaScript garbage collection. This is being fixed primarily to address stability concerns. We have no demonstration that this particular crash is exploitable but are issuing this advisory because some crashes of this type have been shown to be exploitable in the past.

Topics: Open Source, Browser, Software Development

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