If you have updated to the latest Mozilla Firefox version today (just like we did), the first thing you’ll notice is Mozilla “Crash Protection” upgrade feature. In our case, however, we have not seen this after our update. Some add-ons (see screenshot photo below) don’t run properly with the new version. Our PC is running Windows 7, by the way.
Also, after some investigation, we have seen that the new Firefox 3.6.11 free download (with a size of around 8MB) is still incompatible with Adobe Flash Player 10.1, not an uncommon cause of crash events, and also with some Java plugins installed. The Adobe DLM (download manager) had to update the Flash Player plugin (again). After this, the Java Plugins had to be deactivated by us (manually) and had to be re-activated to determine which of these plugins are causing the Firefox to crash incessantly.
As a word of advise, if you’re not happy with the new Mozilla Firefox 3.6.11 but cannot revert to Firefox 3.6.10, download a free alternative browser such as Flock 2.6.1, Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9 Beta) or Opera 10.
On the other hand, noteworthy changes and bug fixes offered by Firefox 3.6.11 are as follows:
- MFSA 2010-72 Insecure Diffie-Hellman key exchange
- MFSA 2010-71 Unsafe library loading vulnerabilities
- MFSA 2010-70 SSL wildcard certificate matching IP addresses
- MFSA 2010-69 Cross-site information disclosure via modal calls
- MFSA 2010-68 XSS in gopher parser when parsing hrefs
- MFSA 2010-67 Dangling pointer vulnerability in LookupGetterOrSetter
- MFSA 2010-66 Use-after-free error in nsBarProp
- MFSA 2010-65 Buffer overflow and memory corruption using document.write
- MFSA 2010-64 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:188.8.131.52/ 184.108.40.206)
It’s a good thing we did not embed any Youtube videos in some of our articles on mobile phone apps titled “Cut the Rope Game Review: Fun and Addictive Game App for iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4 and iPad” and “Angry Birds for Android Phones Hits 1 Million Downloads in Less than 24 Hours!“, or else we should have not seen them load properly like the other articles we have published here with embedded videos.