Firefox 45 plugs 22 critical security bugs

Posted on Thursday, Mar 10 2016 @ 13:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Mozilla rolled out Firefox 45 on Tuesday, this new version features a total of 23 security bulletins. Among them are nine vulnerability bulletins ranked as critical, seven rated as important, six with a moderate rating and one marked as low priority. In total, the advisories plug 40 vulnerabilities, 22 of which are deemed critical.
The majority of the bugs were discovered in the Graphite 2 font processing library. A total of 14 bugs were named in one advisory alone, of which there are heap buffer overflow read and write problems, uninitialized memory errors and out-of-bounds write errors.

Combined with another vulnerability, an out-of-bounds write with a malicious font, and you have a potentially exploitable crash on your hands.
Via: ZD Net

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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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