Tag Archive | "firefox-vulnerability"


27 October 2010 | 12,617 views

Hackers Exploit Unpatched Firefox 0day Using Nobel Peace Prize Website

It’s been a while since Firefox has been in the news, but this is a fairly high profile case involving the Nobel Peace Prize website. It seems there is a race condition vulnerability in the latest versions of Firefox (including 3.6.11) that allows remote exploitation. In this case it was used via an iFrame on [...]

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19 July 2010 | 7,147 views

Mozilla Increases Security Bug Bounty To $3000

There’s been a number of bounty programs in the past year or so with Mozilla being one of the forerunners with their Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program. There are others like Google offering rewards for bugs in Chrome, and other specific high profile bounties like when Microsoft Offered $250K Bounty for Conficker Author. Mozilla on [...]

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05 April 2010 | 7,574 views

Mozilla Beats Apple & Microsoft to Pwn2Own Patch For Firefox

Seems like Pwn2Own is getting a reputation for uncovering some pretty nasty browser based vulnerabilities, once again this year Firefox, Safari and IE8 were all broken wide open. The latest development is Mozilla has beaten both Microsoft and Apple to the punch and released Firefox 3.6.3 patching the vulnerability. Again it was a critical vulnerability [...]

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19 October 2009 | 44,248 views

Firefox Blocks Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant Add-on

This is an interesting development, I noticed the pop-up on my Firefox yesterday. The reason however wasn’t security it was ‘instability’. It’s a fair move by Mozilla though as the add-on can cause security vulnerabilities in Firefox outside of their control. They can’t fix the software, so the best thing they can do to ensure [...]

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21 July 2009 | 8,222 views

Mozilla Denies Firefox 3.5 Bug Is Exploitable

Ah a bug in our beloved Firefox, after the latest 3.5 update (which sees some definite improvements). The last one I recall was the Clickjacking Vulnerability, which also effected Chrome. It seems like it’s not too serious of an issue and will only cause crashing, there’s no room for remote exploitation or code execution. So [...]

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02 February 2009 | 7,026 views

Chrome and Firefox Face Clickjacking Exploit

Just remember that even though Firefox tends to be more secure than Internet Exploder – it’s not immune from vulnerabilities (although they do tend to get fixed much much faster). The latest one that’s cropped up in both Firefox and Chrome is a clickjacking vulnerability. This is basically where a link is replaced by an [...]

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28 January 2008 | 5,165 views

Data Leakage Bug in Mozilla Firefox Confirmed

It seems a data leakage bug has struck Firefox recently and has been confirmed by Window Snyder the security bod at Mozilla. It’s basically a Chrome directory traversal bug (It seems a lot of the Firefox issues have had to do with chrome?). It’s rated as low risk, but it can give away the existence [...]

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06 June 2007 | 10,144 views

Zalewski (lcamtuf) Strikes Again – More Vulnerabilites in IE and Firefox

Our Polish friend and expert security researcher, Michal Zalewski (lcamtuf), known for his endless stream of vulnerabilities in all manners of software, has struck again. This time with some pretty serious flaws in both Internet Exploder Explorer and Firefox. This time it’s 4, 2 in IE and 2 in Firefox. The first which effects fully [...]

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27 December 2006 | 3,021 views

Firefox Patches 8 Security Vulnerabilities with 2.0.0.1

Grab the new Firefox now, 2.0.0.1! 8 Security Vulnerabilities have been fixed in this last release of the year 2006. I’m glad to see Firefox upholding their quick turnaround and rapid fixing of issues that spring up during development and improvement of their product. Mozilla has released the first update for the Firefox 2.0 browser [...]

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