Firefox has three identified security loop holes known as MSFA 2010-01, 2010-02 and 2010-03 in the 3.5.x and 3.0.x Firefox browser versions. These security flaws involve memory related errors which can allow hackers to run any command on a victim computer. Other two flaws related to cross-site scripting attacks.

Mozilla Firefox has released security patches for these security flaws. Released patches are for Firefox 3.5.x and 3.0.x series. Firefox have included patch for these flaws in Firefox 3.6 series so users who are running Firefox 3.6 need not to install patches for these vulnerabilities. Users who are running Firefox 3.5.x or 3.0.x series must upgrade to 3.6 version or install patch separately in order to protect their PC from possible attacks.

What’s New in Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6 built over latest Gecko 1.9.2 platform which contain many improvements for developers and users. This version is more faster then its predecessors and optimized for small devices operating systems.

Firefox 3.6 features include:

  • Available in more than 70 languages
  • Support for new theme technology called Personas. Personas themes are easy-to-install and can change entire Firefox look in a single click.
  • Protection from out-dated plugins by giving you warning message. Old versions of plug-ins can cause crashes and other stability problems. Firefox provides safer and more stable experience when using plugins.
  • Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
  • The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
  • Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
  • Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
  • Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
  • Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.

Written by Bala Krishna

Bala Krishna is web developer and occasional blogger from Bhopal, MP, India. He like to share idea, issue he face while working with the code.