Mozilla Introduces Patches To Cure Product Flaws
A couple of weeks following the general issue of Firefox 2.0, the open-source organization Mozilla Corp. on November 8, 2006 brought out a set of vital updates targeted to enhance security for its old Firefox browser series (v1.5x), its Thunderbird email customer and its internet suite SeaMonkey. The organization cautioned that unpatched consumers face the dangers of computer incursions.
SeaMonkey, previously the Mozilla Application Suite, consists of a web browser, sophisticated netmail and newsgroup customer, HTML editor and IRC chat customer. Clients with unpatched variants of any of these programs are likely to be exposed to cyber-terrorists.
The latest patches repaired a Firefox v184.108.40.206 flaw (an RSA signature forgery glitch) that wasn't restored in a previous bugfix issue, the representative asserted.
Mozilla confirmed that during the development of Firefox 220.127.116.11, creators placed some faults to enhance its strength and discovered that few of the collapses demonstrated memory corruption.
The Firefox revision affects Firefox 1.5x but doesn't impact the more recent Firefox 2.0 variant. Mozilla declares Firefox 1.5.0.x will be upheld along with security and reliability updates till April 24, 2007, after which just Firefox 2 customers will be continued support.
Clients are exhorted to upgrade to Mozilla's Firefox 18.104.22.168 and SeaMonkey 1.0.6 to tackle composing faults and memory corrupting security glitches that could be easily manipulated by hackers to indulge into cross site scripting, denial of service or distant access strikes.
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