Firefox 1.0.4 Available, Fixes Security Hole

Saturday, May 7, 2005: A severe security flaw is found in the Mozilla code base by third-party security analysts that renders Firefox 1.0.3 open to exploitation.

Thursday, May 12, 2005: The Mozilla Foundation announces the release of Firefox 1.0.4, a security release that fixes the problems identified by the analysts.

Total time elapsed between the identification of the problem and the release of a fixed version: 6 days. Not too shabby!

(There’s also an updated version of the Mozilla Suite, if you’re still using that.)

To get Firefox 1.0.4 — and all Firefox users should — just download it from the Firefox product page, or use FF’s software update mechanism to grab the new version (you’ll see the green update indicator light on your Firefox menu bar, just click it to start the download).