Msg#: 4310858 posted 5:25 pm on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team is advising users of the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers to disable a recently added graphics engine that can be exploited to take control of end user computers.
The web standard known as WebGL opens the browsers to serious attacks, including the remote execution of malicious code, independent research consultancy Context Information Security recently warned. The technology made its debut in version 9 of Chrome and was added to the recently released Firefox 4. WebGL is also present in builds of Opera and Apple's Safari.