Mozilla patches 10 Firefox 3.5 vulnerabilities

By , Computerworld |  Security, Firefox, Flash player

Wednesday's updates kicked off a new Mozilla plan to check for outdated plug-ins that are popular with both users and attackers. After Firefox is updated to 3.5.3 or 3.0.14, the new browser detects the Flash Player plug-in if it's present, then warns users if it's not the most up-to-date edition.

Mozilla wants to expand the plug-in check in Firefox 3.6, which is currently set to ship in November, to detect outdated versions of Apple's QuickTime; Adobe's Flash, Shockwave and Reader; Microsoft's Silverlight; and Sun's Java.

Firefox 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, but current users can also call up the browsers' updater tools, or wait for automatic update notifications to appear in the next 48 hours.

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