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Mozilla plugs first hole in Firefox 3.5

Yes, the JIT security flaw that was being buzzed about two days ago has already been corrected.

The bug was originally identified on July 9th. As I mentioned in the last post, the patch was going to be released at the end of the month - but Mozilla wasn't foolish enough to let the bug go unaddressed for that long. Sometimes a flood of criticism will alter timetables ever so slightly.

Apart from the one big exploit that was plastered all over the internet, the 3.5.1 update takes care of about 20 other issues, including slow startup and (thank god) a new icon for OS/2.

The new build has already been pushed to and is also available via the check for updates option on the Firefox help menu.

Tags: bugfix, fix, mozilla-firefox, patch, security, update