updated 11:00 am EDT, Wed October 28, 2009
Cuts off theoretical attacks
The crashes eliminated in the patch can result in memory corruption, Mozilla says, in theory leaving room for hackers to create arbitrary code exploits. The company has correspondingly released Firefox 3.0.15, addressing nine different issues with the older browser, including four critical ones.
Due on Wednesday is the first beta version of Firefox 3.6, which should make minor function enhancements while also cleaning up speed, security and stability.