Mozilla has rolled out a major security update to fix a total of seven vulnerabilities in its flagship Firefox browser.
The batch of patches apply to users of Firefox 220.127.116.11 and Firefox 18.104.22.168 (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and are available as a free download at getfirefox.com.
"Due to the security fixes, we strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to these latest releases," said Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering at Mozilla.
The patches will be released over the next 24 to 48 hours via the automatic update mechanism in Firefox 1.5.0.x an d Firefox 2.0.0.x. Starting later today, users can the upgrade from the "Check for Updates" feature in the Help menu.
Note: Support for Firefox 1.5.0.x ends on April 24, 2007. After that, Mozilla will no longer ship security and stability updates for older browser versions]
Today's update covers these seven security bugs: