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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Major bug in Firefox: users beware

Normally I wouldn't worry about this sort of thing, but Slashdot has just posted the fix for a majorly bad security bug in Firefox:
mcc writes "Yesterday Slashdot reported on a Firefox vulnerability which could allow remote code execution. Today Firefox has a patch and a configuration workaround, both of which immunize against the bug. If you are using Firefox you should immediately go to the URL 'about:config:', type 'network.enableIDN' into the box, and verify that 'network.enableIDN' is set to 'false'."
This sort of vulnerability is easily exploited by spam email. Best get it fixed pronto.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/11/2005 06:48:00 am

4 Comments:

Blogger Nigel Kearney said...

Done - thanks.

9/11/2005 09:42:00 am  
Blogger David Farrar said...

Ta just done it.

9/11/2005 09:49:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me too ,thanks
Michael

9/11/2005 10:12:00 am  
Blogger JamesP said...

Done. Thanks for the heads up.

9/11/2005 10:19:00 am  

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