Monday, March 11, 2013

Why I like Firefox

It got pwned last week at the Pwn2Own contest, and there's already a fix out for the problem:

That was quick!

Mozilla and Google have already pushed out patches to stop the exploits that got past their browsers at this year's PWN2OWN competition!

Firefox goes to version 19.0.2, fixing what Mozilla describes as a Use-after-free in HTML Editor:

→ Mac and Linux users of Firefox may be wondering where 19.0.1 went, as they won't have seen such a version. It was a Windows-only update to deal with some Windows-specific graphics card troubles. There were no security fixes in it.
Chrome also has fixes for the less serious but equally brand new issues identified last week.  Both Microsoft (Internet Explorer) and Apple (Safari) need to get the lead out.


Rev. Paul said...

For once, I've downloaded the patch before seeing it here. That's rare, by the way, and I truly appreciate that fact.

Anonymous said...

Yes but it still sucks at eating up memory.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Here's another reason to like Firefox: I finally got the Java update at work yesterday, and guess what? You know how it always wants to install that stupid "" toolbar? Well, this time it didn't give me the option not to!

Fortunately, Firefox caught it and when I started it today Firefox required permission before installing the toolbar, giving me the opportunity to say no.

But still, WTF Oracle!?