1.    07 Aug 2015 #1
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    Firefox has a nasty exploit, Mozilla encouraging users to upgrade...


    A recent blog post by Mozilla security head Daniel Veditz outlined a particularly malicious exploit that was found embedded in an advertisement on a Russian news site. The exploit, first discovered by a Firefox user, could sift through your local files and upload them to a Ukranian server, all without you knowing.

    The vulnerability relied on exploiting Firefox's integrated PDF reader and, therefore, those versions which do not include the feature - the mobile version of the browser - were not affected. While the exploit did not include the execution of external code, it did allow for potentially violating users' privacy by searching through their personal files and uploading them to an external server. Additionally, once the payload was executed, all traces of the exploit were removed.
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2
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    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Thanks for the news.. Right now I'm using 39.0.3
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Thanks for the news.. Right now I'm using 39.0.3
    That fix came out yesterday.
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  4.    07 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    W 10 Pro

    I'm on 41 (Aurora,) is there any word about beta, and aurora being affected?
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  5.    07 Aug 2015 #5
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    Firefox 39.0.3 Released today - Windows 10 Forums

    Maybe if someone would read what I post they would be informed..??
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  6.    07 Aug 2015 #6
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    Central Florida
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    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    I'm already on Version 40.0+.

    For an exploit to be active, someone would have to target you specifically.
    Is anyone here that important? I doubt that I am.

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  7.    07 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    I'm already on Version 40.0+.

    For an exploit to be active, someone would have to target you specifically.
    Is anyone here that important? I doubt that I am.

    . . .I thought you were. . .
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  8.    08 Aug 2015 #8
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    I'm already on Version 40.0+.

    For an exploit to be active, someone would have to target you specifically.
    Is anyone here that important? I doubt that I am.

    Nevertheless, it's a good idea to patch any holes found, besides, 40.0 is just around the corner.
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