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Firefox Gets QuickTime Fix

Sep 19, 2007, 13:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Mozilla has mobilized its Firefox developers and come up with a patched version of its open source browser to protect against a zero day exploit involving Apple's QuickTime.

"Firefox 2.0.0.7 is expected to be officially released later today and will plug the flaw. On Sept. 12 security researcher Petko D. Petkov reported that Apple QuickTime media formats can hack into Firefox. When launching QuickTime from Firefox a remote hacker could have potentially launched arbitrary script commands with the full privileges of the user..."

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