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Apple Helps Mozilla Fix Potential Graphics Exploit in Firefox

With help from Apple Inc., Mozilla has been able to successfully fix crash errors in their flagship product, “Firefox”.

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The Mozilla organization says that Apple helped fix crash errors in their Firefox browser. Earlier versions of Firefox 3 were said to have bugs that would repeatedly cause the software to crash, sometimes even corrupting memory at the same time. Mozilla explains that the bugs were creating an exploit for a malicious party to launch arbitrary code, such as malware, however no threats have emerged.

Two of the fixed bugs in Firefox were found by Drew Yao of Apple Product Security, in the software’s image rendering code. Additionally, several related bugs were discovered in other areas of Firefox, such as the JavaScript and layout engines. “A portion of these also affected software other than Firefox 3, including Firefox 2, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey; users who update to the latest versions of the programs, such as Firefox 3.0.2, should however be in the clear.”

[via Macnn]

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