Firefox bugs addressed in latest version


Firefox bugs addressed in latest version

The latest release of Mozilla Firefox has addressed numerous security bugs that have been identified in recent months for the infamous browser.

The patches have fixed some serious vulnerabilities such as the sandbox escape vulnerability (CVE-2014-8643) found in the “Gecko” plugin for the browser. This critical vulnerability affected Windows terminals utilizing the plugin for h.264 video playback support. While serious, this vulnerability was not affecting other operating systems.

The recent browser update also addresses numerous other flaws such as numerous memory bugs and the read-after-free flaw in WebRTC which can lead to crashes and unpredictable behavior on the browser.

The bugs, identified by both Mozilla staff and bug finders, often left users browsers crashing and experiencing memory management issues. In certain circumstances, remote code execution was possible which led to a number of users browsers being compromised.

One critical security flaw was identified that led to a lack of memory initialization when bitmap images are rendered by the bitmap decoder within the browser. This issue could result in un utilized memory being used by an attacker to leak webpages. This flaw was also addressed in the latest browser release, that is available for download now.

Firefox continue to address security bugs in their browsers and are actively seeking any other issues that could lead to a significant security issue.

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