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Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 Released

Saturday July 19th, 2008

The first minor update to Mozilla Firefox 3 has been released. Firefox 3.0.1 fixes three critical security vulnerabilities, improves stability and resolves a handful of other small bugs.

The security fixes are detailed in the Firefox 3.0.1 section of the Security Advisories for Firefox 3.0 page. Two of the issues — one related to how Firefox handles command-line URLs to open multiple tabs and another allowing remote code execution by overflowing a CSS reference counter — were also present in Firefox 2 and fixed in Tuesday's Firefox 2.0.0.16 release. Security improvements in Firefox 3 mean that it's not vulnerable to some of the Firefox 2 variants of the command-line multiple tab exploit but it can still be compromised by combining the attack with a script injection flaw.

The final flaw only affects Mac OS X and allows an attacker to crash Firefox with a malformed GIF file, potentially gaining the ability to execute arbitrary code on the victim's computer. This vulnerability is not present in Firefox 2.

The non-security fixes include an issue where the phishing and malware database did not update on first launch and a problem that could cause Firefox to not save the security certificate exceptions list properly. A bug that could result in missing output when printing a selection from a page (bug 433373) was resolved and a Linux issue causing Firefox to always start in offline mode when using a PPP connection (bug 424626) was also fixed. The Public Suffix list has also been updated (bug 438585).

The Firefox 3.0.1 Release Notes have more details about the fixes in this minor upgrade. The new version can be downloaded from the Firefox product page or the Firefox 3.0.1 directory on releases.mozilla.org but most Firefox 3 users are expected to get it via the software update feature built in to the browser or their own operating system's update facility.


#1 major issues with firefox 3

by jun

Sunday August 24th, 2008 12:08 AM

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hey.. i dont think 3 is still good and stable.. it seems like everytime after i first close firefox and re-open again, it seems like my browser all suddenly turn empty.. all the bookmarks, history, home page, etc is all GONE.. i even tried to uninstall and re-install again but it doent seems to work.. whats wrong.. can u all please resolve everything first before u launch something new.. its damn irritating.. it doent seems to get better but worst.. then now its like everytime i want my firefox to be normal is to restart my whole pc which is getting on my nerves now.. seems like i gota restart it almost more than 4 times a day..

i dont think this is a good idea for having something new but not up to standard

#2 Here's what you can do

by kurgun

Sunday August 24th, 2008 12:05 PM

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Try changing your profile, make a new one and you can reset everything there, it's what I had to do to make Firefox work for me. Also download an older version of FF, because all these extensions they have out aren't compatible with 3

#3 Lotus Domino WebAccess in Use with Firefox 3.0.1

by manix6767 <manix6767@gmail.com>

Wednesday August 27th, 2008 4:16 AM

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Hello,

Today I installed firefox 3.0.1 on my laptop (XP). from that time on I had problems with lotus domino webaccess 7.0.2. I was unable to send mails and to accept invitations for treatments etc.. It seems that the buttons do not function correctly. Are these problems known and exists help therefore?

thank you and lg mani

#4 Bookmarks & Norton login button are gone

by elly

Wednesday August 27th, 2008 7:48 PM

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Well, my boyfriend decided to download the updated version. Any idea how I can get my bookmarks back? Or how can I get my Norton login in button back? Now I have to open Norton, go thru my passwords to find them. Before, once I logged in, when I went to a page that required a password, all I had to do was type in my password & it would auto fill with my login & password. Also, now it won't add anything, which means since I just registered here, Norton won't save it. I'm really aggravated right now. Updating programming is fine... updating so that it deletes info I saved is NOT!!

#5 No network access?

by skyemoor

Thursday August 28th, 2008 7:40 AM

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Firefox recently automatically updated itself, and now it cannot access the Internet. Obviously, I have network access with Internet Exploiter, so why can't FF see the Internet?

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1

#6 No network access?

by skyemoor

Thursday August 28th, 2008 8:22 AM

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Firefox recently automatically updated itself, and now it cannot access the Internet. Obviously, I have network access with Internet Exploiter, so why can't FF see the Internet?

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1

#7 PLEASE HELP

by robertrun <robertrun@fastmail.us>

Friday August 29th, 2008 6:42 AM

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The new version of firefox crashes every time I open it. I have work I need to do and I can't get anything done. Someone please be kind enough to send me an email to tell me how to revert to my previous version. <robertrun@fastmail.us>

The crash reports don't even work. There is some kind of problem that does not alow them to get sent.

I don't think this new version should have been released, it is not ready.

Please, excuse my ignorance and let me know howe to revert to my older version. <robertrun@fastmail.us>

#8 No access

by vampire1 <darksecret123@yahoo.gr>

Friday August 29th, 2008 1:40 PM

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I appear to have the same problem as the two above.I have limited access with I ntrnet explorer since ff updated,but i can't access with ff.why is that?can you help please?

#9 Bookmark issues too.

by Tuey

Sunday August 31st, 2008 11:05 AM

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Finally found my bookmarks by clicking on the 'up' arrow on the right side of the selection box, and not the drop down arrow that gave me a blank section showing nothing. Bookmarks also will not alphabetize or "sort by name."

Upon turning PC off or going on stand-by a pop up waring appears notifying me of an unknown program not responding. Then having to click another pop-up to save my sessions and close.

Faster Fox and other add-ons are not compatible with 3.

I dunno, I liked the previous FF just fine and had no problems at all. I also guess it would be a pain to try to go back to the older FF when everything functioned just fine without a hitch. Any patches to cure these issues? LOL

#10 Bookmark issues too.

by Tuey

Sunday August 31st, 2008 5:53 PM

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Finally found my bookmarks by clicking on the 'up' arrow on the right side of the selection box, and not the drop down arrow that gave me a blank section showing nothing. Bookmarks also will not alphabetize or "sort by name."

Upon turning PC off or going on stand-by a pop up waring appears notifying me of an unknown program not responding. Then having to click another pop-up to save my sessions and close.

Faster Fox and other add-ons are not compatible with 3.

I dunno, I liked the previous FF just fine and had no problems at all. I also guess it would be a pain to try to go back to the older FF when everything functioned just fine without a hitch. Any patches to cure these issues? LOL

#11 Cut off the pot and start to think a lil'

by vbkun <vitamin.ben@gmail.com>

Monday September 1st, 2008 12:10 AM

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Let me teach you guys something you haven't learn yet.

If people like candy, and everyone wants your candy, u WILL NOT STOP MAKING CANDY TO MAKE COFFEE. YOU WILL SELL COFFEE AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO BUY CANDY.

i hope this way you can understand, since researches that shows a lot of unsatisfied "costumers" are not clear for you guys ^^.

ps: I guess u were really high to call that shitty piece of crap by the name "awesome bar". Before i could type 2/3 letters and found the page i would like to open... now... 1,2,3....9. I guess someone smoked the pasteit that had the reminder "add -disable awesomepfff barr- option".

#12 Bookmark problems and crashes

by janmf

Monday September 1st, 2008 12:59 PM

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I just updated a few days ago. Bookmarks are not as easy to access. I can't figure out how to bookmark a new site into my very well organized folders. Also can't backtrack in bookmarks when I'm looking through them for a specific bookmark - have to start all over. Perhaps this is because the "boxes" overlap? Can't get to the first box in the branching. I'm not sure I'm making myself clear here - suffice it to say that I'll never allow update again at the beginning of the semester!

Also have had some crashes while working, but I was able to send a report. Seems like there are some things that just aren't quite right! I was happy with the old Firefox!

Thanks....

#13 intellicast images

by johnwen <johnwen@basicisp.net>

Monday September 1st, 2008 4:17 PM

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Can't seem to load intellicast's radar images after installing ff3. Any ideas? John