Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities Uncovered
Firefox users would do better to update to version 188.8.131.52, as several new vulnerabilities have been uncovered and could lead to significant damange and the complementary head aches.
March 26, 2008
The complete list of vulnerabilities is avaialble down below:
- Various errors in the layout engine can be exploited to cause a memory corruption.
- An error within the handling of HTTP "Referer:" headers sent with requests to URLs containing Basic Authentication credentials having an empty username can be exploited to bypass cross-site request forgery protections.
- The problem is that Firefox offers a previously configured private SSL certificate when establishing connections to webservers requesting SSL Client Authentication. This can potentially be exploited to disclose sensitive information via a malicious webserver.
- An error in the handling of the "jar:" protocol can be exploited to establish connections to arbitrary ports on the local machine.
- An error when displaying XUL pop-up windows can be exploited to hide the window's borders and facilitate phishing attacks.