has pushed out updates to Firefox
versions 2 and 3 to shore up 20 vulnerabilities, some of which could be exploited to launch remote code attacks.
Firefox 188.8.131.52 contains updates for 11 flaws
-- six labeled critical, while Firefox 3.0.4 closes nine flaws
-- four deemed critical.
The vulnerabilities could be exploited to execute a range of attacks, including arbitrary code injection, privilege escalation, cross-site scripting, denial-of-service, security bypass and information disclosure, according to a US-CERT alert.
Also on Wednesday, Mozilla released a new version of its open-source internet suite, SeaMonkey, which comes outfitted with the same fixes as Firefox 184.108.40.206.
Users are advised to upgrade to Firefox 3, as Mozilla plans to cut support for Firefox 2 around mid-December.