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Mozilla, Apple fix potential graphics exploit

updated 11:15 am EDT, Thu September 25, 2008

Mozilla, Apple fix exploit

Crash errors in Mozilla's Firefox browser have been fixed with help from Apple, the organization says. Bugs in earlier versions of Firefox 3 were said to have been crashing the software, sometimes generating memory corruption at the same time; Mozilla comments that while no threats have emerged, the potential existed for launching arbitrary code, such as malware. Two of these bugs -- found in the image rendering code -- were discovered by Drew Yao of Apple Product Security.

Mozilla notes that several related bugs were discovered in other components of the browser, including the JavaScript and layout engines. A portion of these also affected software other than Firefox 3, including Firefox 2, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey; users who update to the latest versions of the programs, such as Firefox 3.0.2, should however be in the clear.

by MacNN Staff



  1. JulesLt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Man Bites Dog

    Apple discover a security problem in Mozilla code? Just watch as this story fails to be significant news in any way.

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