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Firefox update fixes two critical bugs
twinsrul




msg:1590583
 9:36 pm on Sep 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

[news.yahoo.com...]

Sorry if this is a repost. Interesting article.

"Links pointing to a host with a long name composed entirely of dashes can be crafted so that earlier versions of Firefox will execute arbitrary code of an attacker's choosing. This means that an attacker theoretically could use the flaw to take control of a user's machine, by launching what is called a buffer overflow attack."

 

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