Firefox 3.0.8 released, fixed two security bugs.

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0.8/releasenotes/

    two critical security bugs fixed, one of them is reported in the Pwn2Own contest 10 days ago.

    3.0.x users should check for update from help menu. If you have auto update function on (default), you should be reminded soon.

    Seamonkey 1.1.16 also released for one security bug fix. Pwn2Own bug does not affect Seamonkey nor firefox 2.x
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Too bad i can't update to it. When i click the check for update button on FF it NEVER finds an update even though there's blatantly one. It works well on windows but for some reason it chokes on the mac.

    I can't be bothered to start re-installing again...i'll just not update. Its not my main browser anyway.
     
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    there might be a bit delay on mac update channel.

    re-install is easy anyway. I sure want at least one safe browser on my machine. You can try opera then, if you dont want to manually update firefox 3.0.8, Opera has not been reported to have any critical security problem currently (sure it might still have it).
     
  4. keekl macrumors regular

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    I checked for update and ~bam~ there it is, downloading now...don't use it as much as Safari 4 but keep it in the dock for special occasions..:rolleyes:
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    So that's what the update was for.

    I wonder how long it will take Apple to patch Safari.
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    So now FireFox is without security flaws? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Diaresi macrumors regular

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    No, but Apple are clearly showing they lag with security patches. They always have done.

    Watch a Safari update come out tomorrow now :p
     
  8. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    without publicly known ones. If you found one, report to mozilla and they might reward you a bit. :p

    which is good enough for most normal users, what do you think? :p

    of course nobody is perfect, but at least mozilla is patching the problems, Im sure that means something to normal users, especially these type of zero-day exploits. One case of harm is bad enough for an user.
     
  9. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Dang.. And I've been stuck on 3.0.5 for ages without any prompt for updates.
     
  10. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    just go download 3.0.8 and install it, you wont lose any of your password, addons, caches, etc, etc
     
  11. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I did. It's just weird that I downloaded 3.0.0 when it came out and Firefox was happy to update itself up to 3.0.5. After that point, it decided not to tell me that updates were there.
     
  12. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    is automatic update in preference checked?
     

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  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Odd, it automatically installed it for me on my eMac... Good thing it did though, I guess. I would've been too lazy to do it on my own. :p
     
  14. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    Is 3.08 just a security update? I'm using a 3.1 Beta right now because of the lack of touch gestures in FF.
     
  15. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, and I used Help->Check for Updates... pretty often.
     
  16. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    somewhere in the profile might be corrupted, I dont think it worth the trouble for a new profile though.

    yes, its just a security fix.

    Im not sure if the bug affect 3.1 released betas. But Im pretty sure shiretoko nightly should be safe.
     
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