Firefox 1.5.0.3 – DoS / PoC / Simple Fix

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Firefox Process

Introduction:
Another successful day for the script kiddies. The firefox community has been blessed with another exploit released for the latest version of firefox (1.5.0.3). Once again this is more of an annoyance than anything. If you enjoy your browser crashing random as you surf unsafely through the internet, I recommend you do nothing differnet and don’t waste your time researching anything that has to do with security. Seriosuly, there are simple solutions to these types of “exploits.” Please read on for ‘Proof of Concept’ (meaning you can test and see if your browser will crash) and recommended solution.

Exploit:
Firefox 1.5.0.3 Denial of Service – Test me! (Note: Link will crash browser)

Recommended Solution:

No Script Logo

NoScript [info] [download] (exstension for Firefox)

3 Comments

  1. Sean says:

    Damn that’s annoying. Open it in IE and you get repeated bookmark attempts (and no way to cancel them).

    This is an equally annoying problem for IE users.

  2. MT says:

    Nothing new here, just one more vulnerability to tack on to the tally that is now at – 145 vulnerabilities:

    http://www.firefoxmyths.com

  3. can says:

    i prefer to use opera

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