Mozilla plugs holes in open-source apps


Mozilla released a security update designed to repair flaws that would allow hackers to use Mozilla's Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird applications to bypass security products and launch scripted attacks on other computers.

The vulnerabilities show up in the way the JavaScript engine in the applications handles corrupt system memory, how they reduce the floating point precision of the CPU and other issues in the way the applications manage the interaction between objects or introduction of images.

The updates are available at

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