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Mozilla Preparing Firefox 1.0.3 Update

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In light of the discovery of new security vulnerabilities in the Firefox browser, the Mozilla developmental team is hard at work on an update to the blossoming and very popular web browser.

A post on MozillaZine gave details about the upcoming release, which includes addressing the JavaScript vulnerability posted on Mozilla’s bug report site and by Secunia.com. The MozillaZine post reveals:

Asa Dotzler has announced the availability of a fifth set of Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 release candidates. We reported on the forthcoming Firefox 1.0.3 and the first three release candidates two days ago. Late on Tuesday, another release candidate was made available with a security change that caused many extensions to stop working. This fifth set of release candidates should not break anywhere near as many extensions. Any feedback should be sent to Asa.

As many people have asked, we would like to inform readers that the JavaScript engine memory heap disclosure bug will be fixed in Firefox 1.0.3. There will also be a Mozilla 1.7.7 update and possibly a Camino 0.8.4 release to fix this vulnerability in other Mozilla products.

Currently, there are builds of the upcoming update available to be tried and tested. If you are interested in contributing to the testing phase, please visit the MozillaZine blog. There has been no official word on when the update will be released. However, when you consider Mozilla’s track record, one can expect to see version 1.0.3 quite soon.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.

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