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Windows 7: Firefox hit by multiple drive-by download flaws

28 Oct 2009   #1

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Firefox hit by multiple drive-by download flaws

Just in at ZDNet:

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October 28th, 2009
Firefox hit by multiple drive-by download flaws


Posted by Ryan Naraine @ 7:34 am

Mozilla’s flagship Firefox browser is vulnerable to at least 11 “critical” vulnerabilities that expose users to drive-by download attacks that require no user interaction beyond normal browsing.
The open-source group shipped Firefox 3.5.4 with patches for the vulnerabilities, which range from code execution risk to the theft of information in the browser’s form history.

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One of the critical issues affect media libraries introduced in Firefox 3.5 when audio and video capabilities were added.
Here’s the skinny on the high-risk issues in this Mozilla Firefox patch batch:
More at: Firefox hit by multiple drive-by download flaws | Zero Day | ZDNet.com

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29 Oct 2009   #2

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damn. TY for posting.
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29 Oct 2009   #3

 
 

Is it just me, or is Firefox starting to feel like IE6 with all these vulnerabilities appearing almost daily...
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29 Oct 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Is it just me, or is Firefox starting to feel like IE6 with all these vulnerabilities appearing almost daily...
You read my mind...

Nothing and I MEAN NOTHING is infallible...firefox is gaining ground in market share each day...the hackers have taken notice
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29 Oct 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Is it just me, or is Firefox starting to feel like IE6 with all these vulnerabilities appearing almost daily...
You read my mind...

Nothing and I MEAN NOTHING is infallible...firefox is gaining ground in market share each day...the hackers have taken notice
I'm glad to see someone else has come to that realization! When the first reports about trojans being seen for FF everyone still raved about how secure FF was when placed against other browsers as well as IE.

Surprize! Due to FF's popularity it makes it a prime goal for malware writers to get at people preferring it! Eventually anything becomes just as vulnerable as something else once someone finds a few holes.
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29 Oct 2009   #6

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If Firefox implemented Sandboxing (aka., Protected Mode in IE) like IE and Chrome these drive-by download exploits would have been less of an issue! But meh, they didn't implement it in the 3.5 branch like they should have...

http://netsecurity.about.com/od/secu...eprotected.htm
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/02/09/528963.aspx
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29 Oct 2009   #7

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Don't forget that FF is still an open source browser while Google there is trying to make a big entrance and MS has worked to make serious improvements in IE. Hopefully the 4.0 version will take these things into consideration there.
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30 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Is it just me, or is Firefox starting to feel like IE6 with all these vulnerabilities appearing almost daily...
You read my mind...

Nothing and I MEAN NOTHING is infallible...firefox is gaining ground in market share each day...the hackers have taken notice
Agreed. Just like those Mac commercials denouncing Windows. It's just that not enough people use Macs for there to be any benefit for hackers. IMO, Firefox is still the best browser thanks to the add-ons.
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30 Oct 2009   #9

 
 

For me FF is still number 1 due to addons and the general speed of it, IE still seems rather clunky but i haven't used it on Windows 7 yet to be honest.

Then again people shouldn't just rely on a browser to keep them safe, anti-virus and anti-spyware are a given.
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30 Oct 2009   #10

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