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Firefox : 1.0.1 beta to be Officially Released Tomorrow.
Contributed by: G3nu1n3, at 2/24/2005 07:57:00 PM.

Firefox 1.0.1 candidate builds are done, probably will be released Tomorrow.

Localizations are also done and are undergoing testing for a simultaneous release with en-US tomorrow around mid-day.

The nightly builds are up for graps tonight.

Firefox 1.0.1 versus Firefox 1.0+
Firefox 1.0.1 = Firefox 1.0 plus a large number of security patches.
Firefox 1.0+ = Firefox 1.0 plus a large number of security patches plus about 900 bugfixes (trunk development)
Firefox 1.0.1 is a stable milestone build, Firefox 1.0+ can have all sorts of hickups and is only for development testing


Download: Link --- Nightly Built (Use on your own Risk)

What's new in Firefox 1.0.1:

Security hole fixes

  • 22183 - Display hostname in title bar when address bar is hidden, to reduce the impact of the fact that web sites are allowed to spoof address bars.
  • 260560 - Security and download dialogs can be spoofed by covering them partially using popup windows.
  • 262887 - Secunia background tab security issues (SA12712).
  • 275417 - Download dialog source spoofing (SA13599).
  • 279945 - Image drag and drop allows to create executable files.
  • 280056 - When dropping a javascript link to a tab, the script runs in the security context of the site currently displayed in the tab.
  • 280603 - "New Updates Avail" popup in bottom right-hand corner pops up endlessly / excessive hits on update service.
  • 280664 - Using Flash and the -moz-opacity filter you can get access to about:config and make the user silently change values.
  • 282270 - Display IDN URLs as punycode by default (controlled by a hidden pref).

More security holes fixed in Firefox 1.0.1 will be made public after Firefox 1.0.1 is released. The most serious holes will be listed on the known-vulnerabilities page.

Notable bug fixes

  • Fixed: 229706 - Unattended install asks for installation folder.
  • Fixed: 233625 - Uninstalling deleted non-Firefox folders (after installing to C:\Program Files\).
  • 98564 - Caret overlaps the last character in textfield (if positioned after the last char).
  • 271473 - Decouple services on update.mozilla.org.
  • 280603 - "New Updates Avail" popup in bottom right-hand corner pops up endlessly / excessive hits on update service.
  • 180309 - Xft Crash while loading page with MS .fon font - FF10RC2 [@ GetNormalLineHeight].
  • 236596 - Form element cannot get focus when loaded by XML/XSLT page.
  • 262822 - FIPS can't be enabled.
  • 261934 - Regression: network.standard-url.encode.utf8 and network.enableIDN prefs are ignored.
  • 242845 - [Mac] Firefox disk image should use .dmg internal zlib-compression, not .dmg.gz.



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