Firefox vulnerability


Tor Urges Users to Leave Windows

In a critical security advisory issued over the weekend, the Tor Project told its users that they should seriously consider migrating out of Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Mozilla Apologizes for Blaming Malware on Developers

Mozilla acknowledged that it had falsely accused a developer of infecting a Firefox add-on with attack code.

The admission came a week after Mozilla announced that a pair of add-ons, Sothink Web Video Downloader 4.0 and Master Filer, had slipped through its security check-in. Read the full article. [Computerworld]


Underscoring a little-known web vulnerability, hackers are exploiting a
weakness in the Mozilla Firefox browser to wreak havoc on Freenode and
other networks that cater to users of internet relay chat. Read the full article. [The Register]

A critical vulnerability in the Wikipedia Toolbar extension for Firefox has been discovered that can be exploited by an attacker to compromise a victim’s system. According to the Secunia report, the cause of the problem is due to the application using invalidated input in a call to eval() which can be exploited to execute arbitrary JavaScript code.

Firefox accounted for 44 percent of all browser vulnerabilities
reported in the first half of 2009. In contrast, Apple’s Safari had 35
percent of all reported browser vulnerability, Microsoft’s Internet
Explorer was third at 15 percent and Opera had just six percent share. The 2009 figures stand in contrast to Cenzic’s Q3/Q4 2008 report, where IE accounted for 43 percent of all reported Web browser vulnerabilities and Firefox followed closely at 39 percent. Read the full article. [internetnews.com] 

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