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Mozilla Updates Firefox 3.5 for Security, Startup

Jul 17, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The zero-day flaw is a vulnerability in Firefox 3.5's Just-in-Time (JIT) JavaScript compiler. Mozilla's security advisory describes the vulnerability as "an exploitable memory corruption problem."

"Security researcher Simon Berry-Byrne publicly posted proof-of-concept exploit code for the flaw on Tuesday, potentially enabling an attacker to execute arbitrary code. Mozilla began testing a patch for the flaw the same day with its nightly builds.

"The update is the first security update for Firefox 3.5 which was released at the end of June."

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