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Security Flaw Prompts Firefox 3.6.2 Release

Mozilla hadn't been expected to release Firefox 3.6.2 until next week. But that was before Mozilla received proof of a security vulnerability in the previous version of the popular open source Web browser.

In response, Mozilla is pushing out the Firefox update early and shutting the door on a vulnerability that had impacted the browser's Web Open File Format technology, and which had been identified earlier this year by a researcher -- though initially doubted by Mozilla. eSecurity Planet takes a look.


In a bid to respond to a critical security vulnerability, Mozilla has released a new version of its open source Firefox Web browser ahead of schedule.

Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users, Firefox 3.6.2 had originally been scheduled for release on March 30. But the browser made its debut earlier than expected due to a critical flaw in Firefox 3.6 that involves Firefox's WOFF (Web Open File Format) implementation, which is at risk from an integer overflow condition.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Mozilla Scrambles to Close Firefox Vulnerability