Microsoft exposes Firefox users to drive-by malware downloads

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009 @ 12:23:17 PDT in Security
by Raven

Posted by Ryan Naraine @ ZDNet - 16-Oct-2009

"Remember that Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant add-on that Microsoft sneaked into Firefox without explicit permission from end users?

Well, the code in that add-on has a serious code execution vulnerability that exposes Firefox users to the "browse and you’re owned" attacks that are typically used in drive-by malware downloads."

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