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    Mozilla Firefox Exploit

    Solution:

    1) Disable JavaScript.

    2) Disable software installation: Options --> Web Features --> "Allow web sites to install software"

    #2
    Thanks, LC.
    If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone. Michael Corleone

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      #3
      Re: Mozilla Firefox Exploit

      What exploit is this? Do you have any background info?
      An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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        #4
        Re: Mozilla Firefox Exploit

        Security researchers have discovered two unpatched vulnerabilities in Firefox, the popular alternative web browser. The security bugs affect even the latest version of Firefox (version 1.0.3) and create a means for attackers to seize control of vulnerable systems using cross-site scripting attacks.

        One vulnerability enables arbitrary JavaScript code with escalated privileges to be executed via a specially crafted JavaScript URL. Successful exploitation requires that a site is allowed to install software (default sites are "update.mozilla.org" and "addons.mozilla.org"). This would normally drastically reduce the scope for mischief - but for a second security bug, involving "IFRAME" JavaScript URLs, which creates a means to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in the context of an arbitrary site.

        A combination of the two vulnerabilities can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable systems, according to Danish security firm Secunia. Exploit code is publicly available greatly increasing the chance of attack, it warns. The vulnerabilities - described by Secunia as "extremely critical" - have been confirmed in version 1.0.3 of Firefox. Other versions may also be affected.

        Users are advised to disable JavaScript and the software installation option within Firefox pending a more comprehensive fix from the Mozilla Foundation.

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          #5
          Re: Mozilla Firefox Exploit

          Thanks Shery.
          "I'm really dead set against security through obscurity", said Stephan.com.
          An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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            #6
            Re: Mozilla Firefox Exploit

            Tofi read the vulns here

            http://secunia.com/advisories/15292
            I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

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              #7
              Re: Mozilla Firefox Exploit

              I read about them already. My request was meant to encourage the original poster to post the reason for the solution.
              And I thought u of all people would understand what I meant by my post above.
              An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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                #8
                Re: Mozilla Firefox Exploit

                tofibaba, choro reason sheason...banda dr keh pass dawai lainay jata hai, dr marz batanay lagay to mareez keh to lag gay.

                ps: i dont consider myself a dr (expert) on browsers - just wanted ppl to follow the steps as this exploit is pretty darn serious.

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                  #9
                  Re: Mozilla Firefox Exploit

                  Magar agar doctor ghar aa kar bole ke antibiotic kha lo, wouldnt u ask what the heck is wrong?
                  An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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