Mozilla updates Firefox 3.5.5 for 'annoying' bug
For the most part, Mozilla issues updates to its open source Firefox browser for both security and stability related issues. That's not the case with the new 3.5.5 update out today.
Firefox 3.5.5 has no listed security fixes and is all about fixing a few key stability bugs.
The official list of bugs fixed in the 3.5.5 update actually only includes 5 fixed items of which three are labeled by Mozilla as being critical.
"We're seeing lots of crashes in the GIF decoder, involving
nsGIFDecoder2::ProcessData calling GifWrite(), then a null dereference," Drew wrote in the bugzilla entry. "Right
now, this is showing up in the noted crash site, but this is a
Windows-specific, 3.5.4-specific crash site, since the offset in xul.dll will
change with every build, and obviously xul.dll has no meaning on OS X or Linux."