SCF Advanced Search

  • Total Posts: 37565
  • Total Topics: 12290
  • Online Today: 1108
  • Online Ever: 51419
  • (01. January 2010., 10:27:49)

Author Topic: Mozilla, Opera shutter security holes  (Read 2099 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • SCF Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 1076
  • KARMA: 22
  • Gender: Male
Mozilla, Opera shutter security holes
« on: 24. July 2007., 21:55:14 »
The Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software both released updates to their respective browsers this week, fixing a total of 14 security issues.

Opera's security update patched six security problems in the company's software on Thursday, including a vulnerability caused by the browser's misuse of application memory when removing BitTorrent transfers from the transfer list. The flaw, referred to as a dangling pointer, occurred because Opera references a pointer to memory that had already been freed. The vulnerability is detailed in an advisory published by iDefense, a subsidiary of Internet and security services provider VeriSign. The Opera patch fixes five other issues as well.

The Mozilla Foundation released an update for its Firefox browser earlier this week, fixing eight issues, three of which were rated Critical by Mozilla. The issues included an insecure interaction between Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Firefox or other Windows programs. If a user goes to a malicious Web site using Internet Explorer and clicks on a link that uses a URL protocol to launch another Windows program via the command line, Internet Explorer does not validate the input properly, the Mozilla Foundation stated in its advisory.

"Other Windows applications can be called in this way and also manipulated to execute malicious code," the advisory stated. "This fix only prevents Firefox and Thunderbird from accepting bad data. This patch does not fix the vulnerability in Internet Explorer."

The issue is fixed in both Mozilla and Thunderbird
# Online Anti-Malware Scanners:,734.0.html

Samker's Computer Forum -

Mozilla, Opera shutter security holes
« on: 24. July 2007., 21:55:14 »


With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Second Anti-Bot trap, type or simply copy-paste below (only the red letters)

Enter your email address to receive daily email with ' - Samker's Computer Forum' newest content:

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertising