Release Date: February 23, 2007
Following security bugs have been fixed in this release;
- Embedded nulls in location.hostname confuse same-domain checks
- Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) SSLv2 buffer overflow
- XSS and local file access by opening blocked popups
- Spoofing using custom cursor and CSS3 hotspot
- Information disclosure through cache collisions
- Improvements to help protect against Cross-Site Scripting attacks
- Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:126.96.36.199/188.8.131.52)
Windows vista is supported with some shortcummings;
- For Vista, it is recommended that Firefox be installed in the default location. If the browser is installed in a non-default location, software updates may fail. You can reinstall the software to the default location or to a non-default location as long as the install folder is named “Mozilla Firefox”. Alternatively, you can start Firefox by right-clicking on its icon and selecting “Run as administrator” from the menu.
- A Windows Media Player (WMP) plugin is not provided with Windows Vista. As a workaround, in order to view Windows Media content, you can install the WMP Plugin v6.4 for Netscape Navigator.
- Vista Parental Controls are not completely honored. In particular, file downloads do not honor Vista’s parental control settings. This will be addressed in an upcoming Firefox release.
- When migrating from Internet Explorer 7 to Firefox, cookies and saved form history are not imported.
Firefox is now available in Beta form for the following languages.
- Afrikaans (af) – Windows, Mac, Linux
- Belarusian (be) – Windows, Mac, Linux
- Georgian (ka) – Windows, Mac, Linux
- Kurdish (ku) – Windows, Mac, Linux
If you are already using Firefox click Help on the menu bar and then select check for updates… and then install it from there. The reason why I am recommending it is that this way the install size is only 744 KB. While if you download the whole package it’ll be about 5.7 MB.