November 30, 2004

New Browser Flaw affect Firefox and IE

tk421 writes "It's not rare when a flaw disables Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), but it is rare when the same flaw affects the alternatives.

That's the unfortunate case with a new bug that targets the Mozilla Browser, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Apple Safari. It causes them to crash and could potentially form the basis of an exploit that would affect virtually all major browsers.

The bug has been called the Infinite Array Sort Denial Of Service Vulnerability and causes the affected browsers to execute an infinite JavaScript array sort. That operation in turn effectively causes a DoS on the browser in question and causes it to crash by exhausting stack memory"

Link: internetnews.com

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