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Mozilla updates Firefox to 19.0.2 in response to Pwn2own issue


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:44 AM

http://www.ghacks.net/2013/03/08/mozilla-updates-firefox-to-19-0-2-in-response-to-pwn2own-issue/

 

This year, all three major browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox -  were successfully exploited by security experts. As far as Firefox goes, security firm VUPEN managed to exploit the browser using a “user-after-free” memory flaw that it combined with an ASLR/DEP memory exploit. Both ASLR and DEP are part of the Windows operating system that help protect the system’s memory against exploits.

 

If you are a user of Firefox you may have noticed that a new version is available already, bringing the version of Firefox on the stable channel to 19.0.2 The patch is a direct result of the Pwn2own exploit that was used by Vupen to exploit the Firefox web browser on Windows.

 

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The Firefox 19.0.2 release notes highlight that this is the only change in this version of the browser. The release notes link to a security advisory page...

 

Security Advisories for Firefox


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:55 AM

I was not updated...and now I am.

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:26 AM

Hmmm...updated to 19.0.2 in Win 7 x64 Virtual Machine, Firefox "crashed" twice...both times after closing the browser (X button) got Windoze dialog stating Firefox has stopped working... well duuuuh, I just closed it wtf? :crazy:

Anyone else? I tried to recreate it to get screenshots/explanation but of course when I WANTED it to crash, it wouldn't :whistle:



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:11 AM

Still I did not update firefox but will update today..



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:41 AM

So far since yesterday, Union Thug, I have had any problems with Ff and use W7x64.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

So far since yesterday, Union Thug, I have had any problems with Ff and use W7x64.


Thank you, nor have I. Guess the problem I had was just a "glitch"?


Edited by Union_Thug, 11 March 2013 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Hmmm...updated to 19.0.2 in Win 7 x64 Virtual Machine, Firefox "crashed" twice...both times after closing the browser (X button) got Windoze dialog stating Firefox has stopped working... well duuuuh, I just closed it wtf? :crazy:

Anyone else? I tried to recreate it to get screenshots/explanation but of course when I WANTED it to crash, it wouldn't :whistle:

 

 

download fresh copy or update it to 21 version..






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