Posts Tagged ‘Bug Fix’

Just days after the release of Firefox 3.6.4, Mozilla have pushed out Firefox 3.6.6. The update fixes 1 bug, but why Mozilla skipped version 3.6.5 is unknown.

“Firefox¬†3.6.6 modifies the crash protection feature to increase the amount of time that plugins are allowed to be non-responsive before being terminated” said the Firefox 3.6.6 release notes.

Existing Firefox 3.6.4 users will receive the update in the coming days, or it can be downloaded manually from the Firefox website. The update is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 has been released to the stable channel, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The release marks the first stable version of the Chrome browser for the Mac and Linux platforms.

The release also closes 6 security holes, 2 of which were rated as high, and 4 rated as medium. The new browser also fixes several stability bugs, which would cause the browser to crash.

New features found in Chrome 5 for exsisting stable users include:

  • Better HTML5 support
  • Geolocation API
  • App cache
  • Drag and Drop for files

Adobe Flash Player is not bundled into the browser as expected, but Google promises it will be back once Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is released.

The latest release will be pushed out to existing Chrome users, while new users can take the plunge and download the browser from the Chrome website.

Less than 3 days after the release of Opera 10.52 for Windows and Mac, Opera has released Opera 10.53.

The update addresses a security issue discovered in Windows versions.

“The vulnerability is caused due to an error when continuously modifying document content on a web page e.g. using document.write(). This may result in a function call using uninitialised memory when a user visits a specially crafted web page” detailed Secunia Advisory SA39590.

The update also fixes a potential freeze bug when using Google Maps for both Windows and Mac versions.

Opera 10.53 will be pushed out to Windows and Mac users over the next day, while new users can downloaded the browser from the Opera website.

Google has pushed out a small update to Google Chrome, taking it to version 4.1.249.1045 on Windows.

The update fixes a crash bug, and adds a new option to disable the new translate feature. This release also closes a security hole which was rated as low and would crash the browser upon receiving a bad FTP response.

Information on these two crash bugs can be read in issues 38857 and 38845.

The update will be pushed out to Windows Chrome users automatically, or alternatively, you can download the browser from the Google Chrome website.

Mozilla have pushed out two updates for Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.

The updates are merely bug fixes, resolving issues that could crash the browser. A full list of changes can be found in the Firefox 3.5.7 and Firefox 3.0.17 release notes.

The updates will be pushed out to existing Firefox users, or can be downloaded manually from the Firefox website.

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FirefoxMozilla have pushed out updates to users of Firefox 3 and 3.5. The updates include several security and stability fixes.

Firefox 3.5.6 fixes 3 critical, 1 high, 2 moderate, and 1 low level security vulnerabilities.

Firefox 3.0.16 fixes 1 critical, 1 high, 2 moderate, and 1 low level security vulnerabilities.

A full list of changes can be found in the Firefox 3.5.6 and Firefox 3.0.16 release notes.

The update will be pushed out to existing users, or can be downloaded from the Firefox website.

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Google ChromeThe Google Chrome team have pushed out a new update to Windows Google Chrome users.

The update is only minor, and corrects two bugs that caused the browser to crash. Full details can be found on the Google Chrome Releases blog.

As usual, the browser will automatically be pushed out to current Chrome users, or can be downloaded from the Google Chrome website.

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Google ChromeGoogle has just pushed out Chrome 3.0.195.33 stable. The update fixes two potential problems.

The first issue is a simple bug fix, which would cause Google Chrome to stop working if a required Windows DLL (t2embed.dll) was not found, or not readable by the browser. This DLL is no longer needed by Chrome from this release.

The second issues closes a security hole, which has a low severity rating. The hole would allow “custom headers incorrectly sent for CORS OPTIONS request”.

The update will be pushed out automatically to existing users, while new users can download Google Chrome from the Chrome website.


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SafariApple have pushed out an update for Safari users, taking the browser to version 4.04.

The update improves JavaScript and History performance, while also fixing 6 security holes.

This update is recommended for all Safari users and includes improvements to performance, stability, and security including:

  • Improved JavaScript performance
  • Improved Full History Search performance for users with a large number of history items
  • Stability improvements for 3rd-party plug-ins, the search field and Yahoo! Mail

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit this site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

The update will pushed out to existing Safari 4 users, or can be downloaded from Apple’s Safari website.

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FirefoxMozilla has pushed out a new Firefox 3.5 updating, taking the browser to 3.5.5.

The update is only minor, and fixes several stability issues. A full list of changes can be found in the release notes.

The update will be pushed out to existing Firefox 3.5 users, or can be downloaded from the Firefox website.

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