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New Netscape Browser Holes Exposed

Researchers have identified at least four more serious security flaws in the Netscape Web browser that could let bad guys use the program as a vehicle for taking control over computers using Netscape to cruise the Web.

After the disclosure on Friday of nine newly-discovered security holes in Firefox, I figured we'd see an advisory like this, given that Netscape is driven more or less by the same "engine" as Firefox. Trouble is, unlike Firefox, Netscape has not issued an update to fix these flaws.

According to the Secunia advisory, the Netscape holes "can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain data, conduct spoofing attacks, bypass certain security restrictions and potentially compromise a vulnerable system."

By Brian Krebs  |  September 26, 2005; 11:22 AM ET
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Comments

I'm not surprised. The new browser has disappointed us all.

Posted by: Ishan | September 27, 2005 6:26 PM | Report abuse

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