Mozilla ships Firefox 1.0.5 security update - twelve leaks fixed

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 13 2005 @ 16:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft shipped out three security updates yesterday and Mozilla also fixed a bunch of security issues in its Firefox browser.

Firefox 1.0.5 includes several fixes to boost stability and patches two critical and four high security risks. A total of twelve security leaks were addressed in this update. Here's a list of all security updates in 1.0.5:
MFSA 2005-56 Code execution through shared function objects
MFSA 2005-55 XHTML node spoofing
MFSA 2005-54 Javascript prompt origin spoofing
MFSA 2005-53 Standalone applications can run arbitrary code through the browser
MFSA 2005-52 Same origin violation: frame calling top.focus()
MFSA 2005-51 The return of frame-injection spoofing
MFSA 2005-50 Possibly exploitable crash in InstallVersion.compareTo()
MFSA 2005-49 Script injection from Firefox sidebar panel using data:
MFSA 2005-48 Same-origin violation with InstallTrigger callback
MFSA 2005-47 Code execution via "Set as Wallpaper"
MFSA 2005-46 XBL scripts ran even when Javascript disabled
MFSA 2005-45 Content-generated event vulnerabilities
Firefox 1.0.5 can be downloaded here for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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