Mozilla Corp. on Thursday patched its Firefox browser against 12 vulnerabilities, 5 of them labelled "critical" by the Mountain View, Calif. company.
Firefox 18.104.22.168 is the fourth security update to the 1.5 edition of the browser since it released last November. The number of holes plugged in 22.214.171.124, however, is only half that of April's mega-patch, when 24 total, 11 of them "critical," were fixed.
Danish vulnerability tracker Secunia tagged the update with a "highly critical" rating, its second highest ranking.
A list of the bugs patched by 126.96.36.199 can be found on the Mozilla Foundation's website.
Mozilla also patched its Thunderbird email client, fixing 8 flaws by releasing version 188.8.131.52; meanwhile, the separate SeaMonkey project rolled out its 1.0.2 version, the follow-up to the now-defunct Mozilla browsing suite, and fixed a long list of bugs.
This is the second update of Firefox since Mozilla announced it was ending support for the older Firefox 1.x line.
Firefox and Thunderbird can be downloaded from the Mozilla Corp. site, while SeaMonkey can be found here. Users of Firefox and Thunderbird 1.5.x, however, can wait for those programs' automatic update functions to kick in and retrieve the smaller-sized update files.
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