Zero Day Vulnerability affecting Firefox

by Andy on October 27th, 2010 in Security Alert, Security Alerts, Security Tips.

From the Mozilla blog:


Issue:
Mozilla is aware of a critical vulnerability affecting Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6 users. We have received reports from several security research firms that exploit code leveraging this vulnerability has been detected in the wild.


Impact to users:
Users who visited an infected site could have been affected by the malware through the vulnerability. The trojan was initially reported as live on the Nobel Peace Prize site, and that specific site is now being blocked by Firefox’s built-in malware protection. However, the exploit code could still be live on other websites.


Status:
We have diagnosed the issue and are currently developing a fix, which will be pushed out to Firefox users as soon as the fix has been properly tested.


In the meantime, users can protect themselves by doing either of the following:


Disabling JavaScript in Firefox
Using the NoScript Add-on


Credit:
Morten Kråkvik of Telenor SOC