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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 126.96.36.199 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.
Firefox Patch Fixes Flaws: V188.8.131.52 [news.yahoo.com]
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.