Mozilla debuts in-browser PDF, patches 13 Firefox bugs

Argues that new built-in PDF view will keep users safer

By , Computerworld |  Security, Firefox, Mozilla

Three of the six reported by Arya were use-after-free vulnerabilities, a type of memory management bug that Google's security engineers have rooted out in droves from Chrome and, increasingly, other browsers.

Another of the baker's dozen, also a use-after-free bug, was reported by a researcher known only as "Nils," who is best known for back-to-back victories at the 2009 and 2010 Pwn2Own hacking contests.

Windows, Mac and Linux editions of Firefox 19 can be downloaded manually from Mozilla's site. Already-installed copies will upgrade automatically.

The next version of Firefox is scheduled to ship April 2, 2013.

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