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Remote DoS in Firefox and Firefox 2

Published: 2006-11-01
Last Updated: 2006-11-01 04:54:03 UTC
by John Bambenek (Version: 1)
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There is a new advisory out that indicates there is a remote denial of service exploit in Firefox and Firefox 2.  The original post indicated that there could be a buffer overflow and remote code execution component, but as of 10/31 this has not been verified. This exploit will occur when a specifically crafted webpage tries to create a range object with "createRange". So far it will only make the browser crash.  If new information is made available, we will post updates.

John Bambenek
bambenek /at/ gmail (dot) com
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