Mozilla Patches Holes in Firefox

Earlier this week, Mozilla released the latest revision of Firefox, with the snappy label version 2.0.0.10. The latest update patches three recently reported vulnerabilities.

Two of the potential security holes involved cross-site scripting issues. Hackers can use these vulnerabilities to steal personal information while visiting certain sites. Exploiting the first cross-site vulnerability, an attacker could create a fake HTTP refer header when setting the window location property. There's a timing issue involved with this process that permits the hack. The other cross-site loophole comes into play with Web sites loading ZIP archives.

The third vulnerability involves memory corruption, some of which could be used to insert random or malicious code.

Mozilla is pushing the update to all current Firefox users, so that should get the word out as soon as possible. Check out the Mozilla Web site for more on these fixes.

Mozilla seems to have its own Patch Tuesday. And I thought Mondays were bad news. Are you using Firefox? Have you found any of these vulnerabilities? How about IE? Found any loopholes on your own there? Log in and let me know at [email protected].

Posted by Lafe Low on November 28, 2007


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