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Firefox exploit code

by Nikola Strahija on December 13th, 2005 An exploit code for Firefox has been released yesterday. It uses an old unpached Firefox hole and could allow a hacker to take control of the users machine.

The code targets a known hole in the way the open -source browser processes Javascript. Versions 1.0.4 or earlier are affected - so users are advised the upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, released last month.

The bug was fixed in Mozilla version 1.0.5, which was released last July, and has also been fixed in version 1.7.9 of the Mozilla Suite, said Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering with Mozilla Corp. -As long as users keep updated to the latest version, they're, in general, very safe.'

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