Mozilla has released a new update for the Firefox 3.5. Firefox 3.5.3 introduces a number of big fixes including patches for three critical security vulnerabilities.
Also new in this release is a plugin update verification currenlty limited to Flash, Adobe’s ubiquituous and generally outdated plugin. On first run, Firefox will verify the current version of Flash and will suggest and link the update so you can take action.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t perform the update itself, but you have to visit Adobe’s site, and manually download, locate, install and restart Firefox for the new version to work.
However, this is just the first step to improving plugins updating. As Mozilla’s Christopher Blizzard explains, other plugins will soon be included and a page to check all of them at once will be made available later this month, the current Firefox plugin update service will be fixed to handle this. Firefox 3.6 will also include the ability to check for new plugin versions and notify if there are.
To get the update, select Check for Updates… in the Help menu, or wait to be prompted within the next 48 hours.