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Firefox update fixes security issues

by Nikola Strahija on July 28th, 2006 The Mozilla organization fixed 12 vulnerabilities in its popular Firefox browser. Seven of those are deemed critical, two high and only three are moderately dangerous.


In its 1.5.0.5 build of its most popular product, Firefox browser, Mozilla foundation plugged some security holes, "to bring its users a safe Internet experience".

Vulnerabilities fixed in Mozilla Firefox are: MFSA 2006-56 chrome (scheme loading remote content), MFSA 2006-55 (Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.0.5)), MFSA 2006-54 (XSS with XPCNativeWrapper(window).Function(...)), MFSA 2006-53 (UniversalBrowserRead privilege escalation), MFSA 2006-52 (PAC privilege escalation using Function.prototype.call), MFSA 2006-51 (Privilege escalation using named-functions and redefined "new Object()"), MFSA 2006-50 (JavaScript engine vulnerabilities), MFSA 2006-48 (JavaScript new Function race condition), MFSA 2006-47 (Native DOM methods can be hijacked across domains), MFSA 2006-46 (Memory corruption with simultaneous events), MFSA 2006-45 (Javascript navigator Object Vulnerability) and MFSA 2006-44 (Code execution through deleted frame reference).

All security companies strongly advise users to patch their Firefox browsers.


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