Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mozilla Firefox 10.0.1 Critical Security Update

Mozilla quickly released Firefox 10.0.1, which includes a critical security update as well as a bug fix to a java-related issue which results in text input to become unresponsive (Bug 718939).

Security Update

MFSA 2012-10 use after free in nsXBLDocumentInfo::ReadPrototypeBindings
Impact: Critical
Announced: February 10, 2012
Reporter: Andrew McCreight, Olli Pettay
Products: Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey

Fixed in: Firefox 10.0.1
  Firefox ESR 10.0.1
  Thunderbird 10.0.1
  Thunderbird ESR 10.0.1
  SeaMonkey 2.7.1

      Known Issues

      The following items remain as known issues with this version release:
      • Two-digit browser version numbers may cause a small number of website incompatibilities (see 690287)
      • If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)
      • For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see 579260)
      • Some synaptic touch pads are unable to vertical scroll (see 622410)
      • Firefox notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later (see 691662)
        Unresolved on v10 Resolved in v11
      • Under certain conditions, scrolling and text input may be jerky (see 711900)


      The update to Firefox 10.0.1 will be offered through the browser update mechanism.  However, as the upgrade includes a critical security update, it is recommended that the update be applied as soon as possible.  To get the update now, select Help, About Firefox, Check for Updates.

      If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.


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