Firefox, Chrome get quick fixes

Mozilla and Google have released new Firefox and Chrome browsers to fix bugs. The new Firefox patches one critical bug across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
Written by Seth Rosenblatt, Contributor
For Windows, Mac, and Linux, Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5 fixes three bugs: one critical bug across all platforms, and then one lower priority one for Windows and one lower priority one for Mac.

The critical bug addresses crashes in the GIF decoder that was not present in version 3.5.3, while the Windows bug fixes a security runtime issue and the Mac bug fixes an HTML parser error.

The stable build of Google Chrome has been updated from version to version This update introduces five stability improvements, including problems with how the browser managed content from Adobe Acrobat Reader, returning to Google Maps data via the Back button, and three others.

One of the security fixes addressed not warning users of some file types that could run JavaScript, such as SVG, XML, and MHT. The other one plugged a hole that could allow for memory corruption and subsequent malicious code execution through Google Gears.

For more, read "Alterna-browsers Firefox, Chrome get quick fixes" on CNET News.

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