Mozilla Corp. has patched a pair of nasty flaws in its Firefox browser, two weeks after security researchers first started posting code that showed how the flaws could be exploited in attacks.
The 184.108.40.206 version of Firefox, released Monday, fixes a pair of related flaws in the URL protocol handler component of Firefox, which is used to launch programs when a user clicks on certain specially crafted Web links.
Just tried it with an ultra-slow weather site's home page. Moved its tab several times while it loaded, and had no problems.
Standard question: Did you do a clean install at the last major (1.5.x -> 2.0) upgrade? An uninstall/re-install fixes many Firefox weirdisms, and will preserve your bookmarks and settings unless you delete them intentionally.
As a follow-on to the thread subject, SeaMonkey 1.1.4 has also been released with the same security patches. SeaMonkey is the new name for the Mozilla Suite, also familiar to many as the old Netscape Navigator (browser), Communicator (e-mail/news client), and Composer (HTML editor).