Netscape has released a series of fixes for serious security flaws in its browser and listed a further ten that it has yet to patch.
The Netscape 188.8.131.52 update repairs the most serious security flaws in Firefox, on which Netscape is based, the company said. But it also stated that the current version of Netscape 8 also contains 10 other flaws that will be fixed in the coming weeks.
Another flaw involves shared function objects, and could allow Web content scripts to execute malicious code with escalated privileges, Netscape said. Independent security organizations such as French Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT) and Secunia have said these bugs are highly critical.
The update contains a fourth fix whose purpose hasn't been disclosed, according to FrSIRT. The update is available from Netscape's website.
Netscape 8 first launched in May and had to be patched a day after launch because a number of security patches had been mistakenly left out of the initial version. Netscape has also released a second round of security fixes and a patch for a bug that interfered with XML rendering in Microsoft Internet Explorer.