Mozilla Downplays Firefox 1.5 Exploit


A private security outfit has released a proof-of-concept exploit for a security flaw in Firefox 1.5, warning that the code can be modified to launch code execution attacks. However, officials at the Mozilla Foundation are downplaying the threat, insisting the bug is more of an "annoyance" than a serious security vulnerability.

The exploit, which was posted on the PacketStormSecurity.org Web site, targets a buffer overflow in Firefox 1.5, the newest browser release from Mozilla. Mozilla Downplays Firefox 1.5 Exploit

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 8th December 2005 11:48PM