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Mozilla Fixes Critical Vulnerability in Firefox 22 Hours After Discovery

Softpedia Monday, 20 March 2017 ()
Mozilla Fixes Critical Vulnerability in Firefox 22 Hours After DiscoveryWhen you have a lot of manpower, patching security vulnerabilities happens quickly. In fact, it took Mozilla only 22 hours to patch a zero day vulnerability identified within Firefox at the Pwn2Own hacking competition that took place last week.  The new Firefox version 52.0.1 which was released late on Friday contains the patch for the flaw discovered by hackers in the competition. The fix was confirmed via Twitter by Asa Dotzler, Mozilla participation director for Firefox OS, as well as Daniel Veditz, security team member at Mozilla.  The bug was discovered by the Chaitin Security Research Lab from China. The hackers managed to escalate privileges in an exploit during the hacking competition by combining the bug with an initialized buffer in the Windows kernel. The bug bounty for this particular vulnerability was of $30,000 indicating that it w...
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MBSL_Security_Alert Mozilla - Critical flaw in Firefox fixed quickly https://t.co/OhrkvxWdAp 15 hours ago

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CyberSecurityJamaica RT @MalwareTipscom: Mozilla Fixes Critical Vulnerability in Firefox 22 Hours After Discovery https://t.co/rq7J9NuoRq 21 hours ago

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ROPAAT Mozilla Fixes Critical Flaw in Firefox in Less Than a Day https://t.co/4lTl9QBcVY 1 day ago

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AZPHXIT Mozilla Fixes Critical Vulnerability in Firefox 22 Hours After Discovery https://t.co/cOS8sCaTEM via @GabrielaVatu 1 day ago

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Ivan Dejanovic RT @GabrielaVatu: A round of applause for #Mozilla for fixing #Firefox zero-day bug 22h after white hats discover it https://t.co/sT2vPAGwE… 1 day ago

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