DoS Bug Found In Firefox 2

Aron Schatz
November 1, 2006

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Another security flaw has been found in Firefox 2. Even though there may be bugs, Mozilla should be quick to patch the browser. Unlike waiting till "patch Tuesday" like some other company...


The vulnerability lies in the way the open-source browser handles JavaScript code. Viewing a rigged Web page will cause the browser to exit, a representative for Mozilla, the publisher of the software, said Wednesday. Contrary to claims on security mailing lists, the bug cannot be exploited to run arbitrary code on a PC running Firefox 2, the representative said. This flaw in the JavaScript Range object is different from the denial-of-service vulnerability in Firefox 2 that was confirmed by Mozilla last week. That bug is related to a more serious security hole, which was fixed in earlier versions of Firefox, the organization has said.


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