First Zero-Day Exploit Released For Firefox 3.5

The race is on: Mozilla is scrambling to finish a patch for a now-public bug in its Firefox 3.5 browser, while exploit code is circulating and Metasploit has released a new module for the attack.

The vulnerability, which was initially discovered by Mozilla last week in the Firefox 3.5 Just-in-Time (JIT) JavaScript compiler, is considered “critical” in that it can be used to execute malicious code, according to Mozilla. A researcher posted his attack code on mil0rm on Monday. The flaw lets an attacker infect the machine of a victim duped into visiting a malicious Web page.

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