It’s been a little over a week since Mozilla released the stable version for Firefox 8. Today they rolled out version 8.0.1 of the web browser. It is not yet available officially, but they already uploaded it to their servers.
There are no release notes accompanying it, but given that it is a minor build, we should expect security improvements and fixes for minor bugs.
However, the update is related to what Mozilla labeled as “explosive crashes”. The development team investigated over the weekend causes that would lead to the issue. They also worked on gathering information for blocklisting Roboform DLL.
“Explosive crashes” were also spotted before the release of Firefox 8.0 stable and at that time Mozilla blocked McAfee ScriptScan add-on, which caused the bad events; Norton was also involved and issued several compatibility updates.