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28 May 2010, 13:01

Camino 2.0.3 addresses critical security vulnerabilities

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Camino Logo The Camino Project developers have released version 2.0.3 of their open source web browser for Mac, addressing several critical security vulnerabilities. The Camino Project is almost as old as Firefox and like Firefox, uses the Gecko rendering engine. The main difference is that the user interface is based on Cocoa instead of on XUL, tailoring Camino exclusively to the Mac operating system.

The latest stable release of Mozilla's Mac browser upgrades the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine to version, which closes a number of critical security issues, one of which is a memory corruption issue that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code on a users system. The same vulnerabilities were addressed in version 3.0.19 of Firefox from the end of March.

Other changes include Spotlight search fixes related to bookmarks opening in Camino, bookmark import updates and improved ad-blocking. The developers note that insecure cookies will no longer be shown as secure in the list of cookies and possible crashes related to software update have been fixed. The "about:config" context menu has now also been enabled.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. Camino 2.0.3 available to download (direct download) for Mac OS X 10.4 or later from the project's site. Camino is released under the MPL/LGPL/GPL tri-license.

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