Mozilla Updates Security for Firefox, SeaMonkey

Mozilla Corp. on March 20 released new security and stability updates for both versions of its Firefox browser and for its Internet application suite, SeaMonkey. The new updates eradicate a minor FTP PASV port scanning vulnerability, a Mozilla spokesperson said.

A malicious web page hosted on a specially-coded FTP server could exploit this weakness to perform a rudimentary port-scan of machines inside the firewall of the victim.

By itself this causes no harm, but information about an internal network may be useful to an attacker should there be other vulnerabilities present on the network, the spokesperson continued. Firefox updates security, stability

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