Friday, 27 March 2009 11:47

Firefox 3 exploit code in circulation

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Exploit code attacking a security flaw in Firefox 3 has been made public. An update is expected next week.

The bug involves the way Firefox handles XSLT transformations of XML data. It apparently applies to all 3.0.x versions and to all platforms.

The proof of concept merely causes a crash, but there is a possibility that the memory corruption that occurs could be exploited to cause the execution of malicious code.

Guido Landi has been credited with the discovery of the bug.

Since an exploit has been made public, the release of Firefox 3.0.8 has become a high priority.

The revised code has already been frozen, and quality assurance work is in progress.

Firefox 3.0.8 is expected to be released sometime between Monday March 30 and Wednesday April 1. No April Fool's jokes, please.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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