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Secunia blamed Microsoft for Firefox URI handling bug

Secunia blamed Microsoft this week for a URI handling flaw that can be exploited when a user browses with Firefox but has Internet Explorer (IE) 7 installed.

Reports of the URI handling flaw, which Mozilla said Wednesday it is investigating and working to patch, follow a back-and-forth earlier this month between Mozilla and Microsoft over who was to blame for a URL handling flaw.

After patching the flaw in Firefox on July 17 – and urging Microsoft to do the same with Internet Explorer (IE) – Mozilla officials admitted that the URL handling flaw is primarily a Firefox issue.

Secunia’s advisory, issued on Thursday, calls the latest flaw a “Microsoft Windows URI handling command execution vulnerability,” which can be exploited for remote code execution.

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Secunia, Microsoft, Mozilla, Firefox, IE7, Internet Explorer 7, URI, Flaw, Bug, Vulnerability

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