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2 "extremely critical" flaws in Mozilla's Firefox.

Discussion in 'News' started by Mitzs, May 9, 2005.

  1. Mitzs
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    Firefox Vulnerable to Malicious Code Writers



    Security firm Secunia is reporting two "extremely critical" flaws in Mozilla's Firefox. The vulnerabilities can be exploited by malicious people who wish to take control of victims' computers.

    The Mozilla Foundation is aware of the two flaws. The organization said there are currently no known active exploits of these vulnerabilities, although a "proof of concept" has been reported. Mozilla said changes to its update Web service have been made to mitigate the risk of an exploit.

    "Mozilla is aggressively working to provide a more comprehensive solution to these potential vulnerabilities and will provide that solution in a forthcoming security update," said Mozilla executives in a security alert.

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    1. Jakamoko
      Jakamoko
      Well, let's face it - with the Fox, IT tells YOU when theres an update available, so theres one up IE already (unless your have Windows Auto Update enabled).

      And how long has it taken for a security flaw to appear for Friefox anyway - could this also be a mark of respect from the slags that write malware that shows how respected Mozilla actually is ? And again, it's only arisen as a "proof of concept" as opposed to any known attempts to compromise systems.

      Interestingly, the reason I switched to the Fox was after reading a story that IE could be compromised whilst conducting online banking, if the banks' servers had been compromised themselves. From that day on, I have never looked back.
    2. Jakamoko
      Jakamoko
      Mozilla have now fixed the problem - read HERE

      Source: BBC NEWS

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