Mozilla update fixes Firefox security flaws

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Mozilla on Friday released an update for its Firefox web browser that fixed several security flaws.

Users are encouraged to update to Firefox 2.0.0.2 to address the flaws, the most serious of which include a location.hostname vulnerability disclosed in mid-February by researcher Michal Zalewski, and a critical memory corruption bug that can lead to crashes.

"Due to the security fixes, we strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to these latest releases," Mozilla representatives wrote on their development site.

Mozilla worked quickly to fix the flaw discovered by Zalewski, said Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering at Mozilla.

"Thanks to the work of our contributors, we have been able to address these issues quickly in order to minimize the security risk to Firefox users," Schroepfer said in a statement.

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