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Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox face threat of mischievous attacks.

shriram | 17th February 2014 | Information Technology
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox face threat of mischievous attacks.

    “Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey which could be exploited by a remote attacker to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose potentially sensitive information, gain escalated privileges, execute arbitrary code and causes denial of service condition on the affected system,” the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) said in its latest advisory to online users in the country.
The maximum damage these vulnerabilities can cause, the advisory said, was memory corruption, unwanted downloading of files, loss of sensitive information (when Mozilla Firefox is used in Android phones) and cause of denial of various services on the Internet to the user.
The affected software systems include “Firefox versions prior to 27.0, Firefox extended support release (ESR) versions prior to 24.3, Thunderbird versions prior to 24.3, SeaMonkey versions prior to 2.24 and Google Chrome prior to version 32.0.1700.102.” The agency advised Internet users to either user proper security patches (Mozilla Firefox) or upgrade the browser version (Google Chrome).


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