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Firefox Fix Heads Off Font Attack
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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 18:15

Mozilla pushed out an ahead-of-schedule fix for its Firefox browser to close a critical security hole that became public before the patch was available.

 



The flaw in the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) could potentially allow a malicious Web page to run any command, such as downloading malware, on a victim PC. It was made public by security researcher Evgeny Legerov in February prior to Mozilla being informed, prompting a debate about the responsible disclosure of security flaws.

 

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