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Mozilla issues fix for Firefox, SeaMonkey flaw

Mozilla issues fix for Firefox, SeaMonkey flaw

The Mozilla Foundation asks users to update Firefox and SeaMonkey to fix a security flaw.

The Mozilla Foundation has published a fix for a "critical" JavaScript vulnerability in the Firefox browser and the SeaMonkey application suite.

The fix, released Monday, targets Firefox versions 2.0.0.2 and 1.5.0.10, as well as SeaMonkey versions 1.1.1 and 1.0.8. An earlier fix for a JavaScript problem allowed scripts from Web content to execute arbitrary code, the Mozilla Foundation said in a security update.

The vulnerability allowed uniform resource identifiers, or URIs, in image tags to be executed even if JavaScript was disabled in the program preferences, Mozilla said. Disabling JavaScript does not protect against the flaw, so the foundation recommended that users upgrade the applications to new versions.

Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client was not affected by the vulnerability, it said.


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