Firefox Javascript vulnerability can leak sensitive information

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 05 2005 @ 18:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Security firm Secunia discovered a new Javascript vulnerability in Firefox that can by abused by malicious people to gain sensitive information.
"The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the JavaScript engine, as a 'lambda' replace exposes arbitrary amounts of heap memory after the end of a JavaScript string," said the Secunia advisory.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2. Other versions may also be affected.
More information at TechNewsWorld


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