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Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security Researchers to shed light on a new generation of attacks that exploit the relationship between browsers and their plug-ins -- or between any applications that share information -- and take over a victim's computer.

A little-known class of vulnerabilities can be used to hack the trust between browsers and their plug-ins, as well as other applications, according to new research on tap at Black Hat USA next week in Las Vegas. Researchers Ryan Smith, a vulnerability researcher at iDefense; Mark Dowd, X-Force research engineer for IBM ISS; and David Dewey, a researcher for IBM ISS; will demonstrate attacks that exploit these bugs and let an attacker hack the communication between different application components. So-called "type-confusion" vulnerabilities have typically been associated with Java applications, but the researchers found they also affect C and C++ code.

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