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Mozilla Firefox 10.0.2, Thunderbird 10.0.2 Released

17 Feb/12

Mozilla has just released Firefox 10.0.2 to the public, the third release in less than a month’s time (you can read up on Firefox 10 and Firefox 10.0.1 by following the posted links). The previous update fixed several crash related issues that affected a high number of Firefox users.

Firefox 10.0.2 is a security update that is resolving one critical security vulnerability in the browser. The vulnerability could allow attackers to cause a crash and potentially exploit the issue. Affected by the vulnerability are both Firefox 10.0.1 and 10.0.1 ESR, as well as Thunderbird 10.0.1 and 10.0.1 ESR, and SeaMonkey 2.7.1.

The developers have implemented additional changes and improvements into the new Firefox version. Firefox is now supporting Anti-Aliasing for WebGL and accelerated layers via OpenGL ES. The bdi element for bi-direction text isolation with supporting CSS properties has been added in the release as well.

The only other changes are a fix for a rare issue where the browser would not load web pages or close tabs anymore, and a new Set Up Sync menu entry in the Firefox home menu.

firefox 10.0.2

Existing Firefox 10.x users should see update notifications in their web browser. A click on Firefox > Help > About Firefox opens a screen where update checks can be performed manually. Here you also see the current version of the web browser.

New users can download the latest stable version of Firefox from the official website. You can open the release notes here to take a look at the changes and known issues. All known issues seem to affect the Firefox mobile browser Fennec for the Android operating system only.

Minor updates like these should not cause any problems for existing Firefox installations.

Thunderbird users can download the latest version of their email client from the Thunderbird website. Existing Thunderbird users should receive update notifications in the client by now. Only the security issue was fixed in the email client.

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