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Firefox update released

Firefox 1.5.0.3 contains a security update that fixes a leak that causes the browser to crash when handling certain JavaScript code. Martijn Wargers and Nick Mott each described crashes that were discovered to ultimately stem from the same root cause: attempting to use a deleted controller context when designMode was turned on. This generally results in crashing the browser, but in theory references to deleted objects can be abused to run malicious code.

 

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