“The attack successfully used in last week’s CanSecWest competition exploits a Java-based flaw in QuickTime and affects all browsers on systems with the multimedia software installed, possibly including Windows, Dino Dai Zovi, who discovered the flaw, told SecurityFocus on Monday,” SecurityFocus reports.
SecurityFocus reports, “‘Firefox on Windows is considered at risk at this time,’ said Dai Zovi, who had been cleared by TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative to discuss certain aspects of the attack. ‘Safari and Firefox are considered vulnerable on Mac OS.'”
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Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld, “‘Any Java-enabled browser is a viable attack vector, if QuickTime is installed. Apple’s vulnerable code ships by default on Mac OS X (obviously) and is extremely popular on Windows, where this code introduces a third-party vulnerability,’ said Thomas Ptacek of Matasano on the group’s blog.”
Keizer reports, “Ptacek confirmed that both Safari and Mozilla Corp.’s Firefox can be exploited through the new QuickTime bug; Matasano also said it assumes that Firefox is vulnerable on Windows PCs if QuickTime’s plug-in is installed. If, as the group said, any Java-enabled browser can be exploited if QuickTime is installed, that would also place Microsoft’s Internet Explorer users in the at-risk group.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Qka” for the heads up.]
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