Mozilla is looking at delivering its own remedy for a Windows flaw that could let attackers commandeer a PC running the Microsoft operating system software.
“The vulnerability is caused by a Windows error…it can be exploited through both Firefox and Internet Explorer,” Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering at Mozilla, said in a statement. “We are investigating issuing a workaround within Firefox in an upcoming security release.” Mozilla coordinates Firefox development.
The Firefox workaround could be welcome for those users who, for whatever reason, don’t install Microsoft’s fix. Some compatibility problems with the Microsoft update have been reported. “Microsoft has issued a patch to fix Windows and we encourage all Windows users to apply this update immediately,” Schroepfer said.
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