Firefox update squashes 11 bugs
Mozilla’s latest update to the Firefox browser brings with it 11 security fixes, including four for critical vulnerabilities.
Critical represents the Foundation’s highest security level, and the majority of the bugs would have allowed attackers to run malware on affected computers.
The patch also addresses another privilege escalation bug that allowed hackers to hijack chrome objects and run malicious code when visiting specific websites.
Mozilla also noted a race condition bug that popped up when deleting Java objects, giving attackers the ability to execute code held in the freed memory.
Interestingly, this bug was actually picked up by Microsoft back in January and passed along to the development team. The problem also affects SeaMonkey and Thunderbird.