Mozilla has launched a new release of the popular Firefox 3.0 browser bringing the latest stable (public) version to 3.0.5.
Included in the latest release is a patch for a widely documented security issue that 'could' run code on your computer without you realizing it. That virus has also been addressed by Microsoft with an emergency patch for Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and IE8 Beta 2.
Mozilla also took the opportunity the implement some additional fixes in this upgrade (for you 'tech types') including:
XSS vulnerabilities in SessionStore
Escaped null characters ignored by CSS parser
Errors parsing URLs with leading whitespace and control characters
Cross-domain data theft via script redirect error message
XMLHttpRequest 302 response disclosure
User tracking via XUL persist attribute
Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124)
Users of Firefox maybe automatically updated, or can simply hit 'Help' on the top bar and then 'Check for Updates'. Internet Explorer users should visit Windows Update or Microsoft Update for the security patch.
Internet Explorer details can be found at this Microsoft Website.
Details from Mozilla on Firefox 3.0.5 can be found here.