If you have not upgraded to Firefox 2.0.0.5 and you use Internet Explorer together with firefox, Please upgrade ASAP. There is a lot of finger pointing going on, but one thing is clear: I.E allows executing other programs with un-escaped url thus permitting malicious code execution in other applications, including Firefox 2.0 < 2.0.0.5 and Thunderbird.

More about this vulnerability you can read here.

The funny thing? Mozilla suggest a workaround – not using Internet Explorer. Microsoft suggests unregistering Firefox handlers for handling some protocols :).

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Giedrius Majauskas

I am a internet company owner and project manager living at Lithuania. I am interested in computer security, health and technology topics.

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