Mozilla releases second Firefox update in a week, Sophos reports

July 20, 2005 Sophos Press Release
The new edition of Mozilla Firefox is said to fix a bug introduced by the previous update.

Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus and spam analysis centres, have advised businesses and home users to consider updating their version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser, in order to fix a problem caused by the security update issued last week.

Last week, Mozilla Firefox version 1.0.5 was released to fix a number of critical security issues, which could be exploited by hackers and virus writers. However, Mozilla delayed releasing non-English editions of Firefox 1.0.5 because bugs were found in the browser's handling of some websites. The new Firefox 1.0.6 is reported to fix these bugs.

"In the increasingly competitive web browser market trust is important. Some users will no doubt be annoyed to find that new versions of the Firefox web browser are being released so quickly in succession - particularly when it appears that it was the previous update which caused the problem," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "However, Firefox users are advised to keep abreast of the latest updates from Mozilla and upgrade their web browser if required."

More information about the new version 1.0.6 of Firefox can be found on Mozilla's website.

Sophos continues to recommend computer users practise safe computing as well as running up-to-date anti-virus software.