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IE and Firefox bugs

by Nikola Strahija on April 7th, 2005 Mozilla had to pach its Firefox web browser, when a vulnerability that could allow hackers to snaffle information from the PCs of surfers was found.

The JavaScript-related security bug, which affected versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 of Firefox, created a way for hackers to seize potentially sensitive information in memory. Exploitation of the flaw, discovered by Russian bug hunter Azafran, is rather serious.

A far more serious and unpatched security vulnerability affects unspecified versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Outlook software. The vulnerability allows malicious code to be executed with minimal user interaction, and it was reported by eEye.

In Microsoft they claim to be unaware of any malicious attacks attempting to exploit the reported vulnerabilities, and that there is no customer impact based on this issue. Upon completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to protect the customers, which may include providing a fix through a service pack, our monthly release process or an out-of-cycle security update, depending on customer needs.

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