WARNING: Time to upgrade your old version of FireFox

Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2005 09:28 pm
Attack tagets Mozilla

Computer users who have not upgraded to the latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser may now have an extra incentive to do so, thanks to a hacker who has posted an exploit.

Exploit Shown

On Sunday, a hacker going by the name of Aviv Raff published sample code that could be used to take over the computers of Firefox users running version 1.0.4 or earlier of the browser. The exploit takes advantage of a known bug in the way Firefox processes the popular Javascript Web programming language.

"I think it's been enough time for people to upgrade from v1.0.4. of Firefox. So, here is the PoC [proof of concept] exploit for the... vulnerability," he wrote on his blog.

The bug was fixed in Mozilla version 1.0.5, which was released during the summer, and has also been fixed in version 1.7.9 of the Mozilla Suite, said Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering with Mozilla. "As long as users keep updated to the latest version, they're, in general, very safe."
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2005 09:42 pm
I upgraded to ver. 1.5 several days ago. Haven't had any problems with the upgrade, but a few extensions haven't caught up yet.
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2005 09:44 pm
Thanks for sharing that, Tico.
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2005 09:52 pm
ver. 1.5 is having some troubles and some computer guys are saying to wait for the bugs to get worked out and if you already installed it then just keep on using it.

geesh this gets confusing
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2005 09:40 am
Been working fine for me on 9X, 2K and XP machines. Some wonkiness w/ a few extensions, but overall unremarkable.
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