Critical Firefox exploit uncovered?

July 21st, 2009 | Tags:

Taken from eWeek:

Mozilla is downplaying a reported bug in its Firefox browser. According to Mozilla, initial reports that the vulnerability could be exploited to execute malicious code.

Mozilla is pouring cold water on reports of a severe bug affecting its Firefox browser. 

Reports of a new stack overflow vulnerability affecting Firefox surfaced not long after the company released a new version to patch a critical bug in the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine’s JIT (just-in-time) compiler. On Sunday, the SANS Internet Storm Center warned the vulnerability could be exploited by hackers to execute code.

Mozilla, however, contends that is false.