Firefox 3.0.12 Fixes Five Critical Security Issues

Jul 23, 2009

Mozilla recommends its updated Firefox 3.0.12 version for its new 3.0 series in that it removes a few critical security issues.

The critical vulnerabilities resolved in Firefox 3.0.12 include those mentioned in Mozilla's Security Advisory: MFSA 2009-35 (Flash player crash and remote code execution), MFSA-2009-37 (ditto for the SVG element) and MFSA 2009-34 (memory corruption) that were vulnerable to attacks.

The MFSA 2009-37 vulnerability also affected the JavaScript-to-Chrome interface under conditions. A further MFSA 2009-36 caused heap/integer overflows in the font glyph rendering libraries. A high, if not critical, vulnerability resolved was MFSA 2009-40 involving cross-site scripting (XSS).

Further changes are described in the 3.0.12 release notes. The Mozilla site includes the fully localized downloads. The update also works with the browser's built-in update feature and Linux distro package managers.

Related content


  • New 3.0 series?

    Firefox 3.5 is new, 3.0 not so much.
comments powered by Disqus

Issue 211/2018

Buy this issue as a PDF

Digital Issue: Price $9.99
(incl. VAT)


njobs Europe
Njobs Netherlands Njobs Deutschland Njobs United Kingdom Njobs Italia Njobs France Njobs Espana Njobs Poland
Njobs Austria Njobs Denmark Njobs Belgium Njobs Czech Republic Njobs Mexico Njobs India Njobs Colombia