Five critical patches for Firefox 2July 2, 2008 – 6:00 AM
The Mozilla team has fixed a total of twelve security problems in its new version 188.8.131.52 of Firefox. Five are classed as critical, i.e. could allow the injection of external code. The development team has not yet revealed the details behind each patch – the links to the specific bug descriptions currently lead nowhere.
The Mozilla team is recommending all users to switch to Firefox version 3, but will continue to release security and stability updates for the still widely-used predecessor version until mid-December 2008. Heise’s browser statistics for the first two days of July show that although Firefox 2 still has a 25 per cent share, it has already been overtaken by Firefox 3 with a 32 per cent share.