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Exploit code for Firefox online

by Nikola Strahija on February 13th, 2006 An exploit code for already patched Firefox flaw has surfaced, making it essential for users to upgrade their Firefox browser to the newest version.

Although the exploit for the vulnerability in Firefox 1.5 was published after the patch Mozilla foundation urges users to upgrade their browsers. The problem could cause a memory corruption an outsider could use to run code on a vulnerable PC, according to a Mozilla advisory. The corruption would come from calling the "QueryInterface" method of the Location and Navigator objects in the browser.

The exploit code was published as a part of a popular hacking tool, Metasploit Framework. It can be used to commandeer computers running a vulnerable version of Firefox on Linux or Mac OS X systems.

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