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Source: DesktopLinux.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Recently discovered "zero-day" exploit code that takes advantage of two vulnerabilities could mean serious trouble for Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 users, and, to a lesser extent, Mozilla Suite users. Yesterday, Mozilla.org issued an advisory explaining the vulnerabilities and what measures to take to work around them.

In Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2005-42, Mozilla.org explains that the exploit could make use of javascript: url code to navigate back to a previously visited page -- an online store order form with credit card information, an online banking account management page, etc. -- to steal cookies, data, or even to "perform actions on behalf of the user." This exploit affects both Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 and Mozilla Suite.

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