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Mozilla fixes another Firefox URI flaw


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Mozilla released on Tuesday an update to Firefox 2 that patches the Mozilla side of a flaw shared with Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

The update, Firefox 2.0.0.6, also patches a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Current users of Firefox 2 will receive an update notice. Others can download it from the Mozilla site.

Although the patches released on Tuesday should eliminate the known vulnerabilities, Mozilla also recommends that the following workaround be added to release 2.0.0.6. To make mail-related links always prompt in Firefox before launching external programs, do the following:

Enter "about:config" in the location bar.

Enter "warn-external" in the filter: box.

Double click to set the mailto, news, nntp, and snews lines to "true".

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I also got a notice that version 2.0.0.6 is not compatible with the latest version of Java (Version 6, Update 2).

Ron

Edited by Major Payne, 01 August 2007 - 03:53 PM.

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I also got a notice that version 2.0.0.6 is not compatible with the latest version of Java (Version 6, Update 2).


Java 6 is flagged up with every update at present of Firefox as "not being compatible", yet shows no signs of any issues whatsoever. As long as your Java actually works, just ignore it.
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Actually, that was the first time I had Java flagged at all after a FF update.

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