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Mozilla Denies New Firefox Bug is Security Risk

Article Source ComputerWorld
July 20, 2009, 6:41 pm

Mozilla is denying that a bug that crashes Firefox 3.5 is a security vulnerability, countering earlier reports that the company's latest browser contained a flaw even though it had just been patched.

In a Sunday post to Mozilla's security blog, Mike Shaver, the company's vice president of engineering, said that the bug, which had originally been disclosed on the milw0rm hacker site, is not a vulnerability. "The reports by press and various security agencies have incorrectly indicated that this is an exploitable bug," Shaver said. "Our analysis indicates that it is not, and we have seen no example of exploitability..."

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