Firefox exploit sends Mozilla into ‘high-priority fire drill’ mode

Two weeks, two exploits

Mozilla’s security team is rushing out a fix for its flagship Mozilla browser following the public release of attack code that targets a previously unknown vulnerability.

The exploit was released Wednesday online. It attacks a vulnerability present on Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the browser and could be used to surreptitiously execute malware on the machines of users who browse booby-trapped websites. The flaw is classified as a boundary condition error that targets Firefox’s XML parsing features according to SecurityFocus.

This is the second critical vulnerability in Firefox to come to light in as many weeks.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/26/new_firefox_exploit/

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