Chrome And Firefox Both Patched Already After Flaws Discovered At Pwn2Own

Less than a day after new vulnerabilities were used and disclosed at Pwn2Own and Google and Mozilla have patched their web browsers to lock out the new security flaws.

Firefox-patched

Michael Coates, Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla had this to say in respect of Firefox -

“We received the technical details on Wednesday evening and within less than 24 hours  diagnosed the issue, built a patch, validated the fix and the resulting builds, and deployed the patch to users. Our fast turn around time on this security issue is a reflection of the priority and focus we place on security. Security is more than a side item for us, it’s part of our core principles.”
Mozilla blog

And Google released a Stable Channel update – 25.0.1364.160 for Windows, Mac and Linux which fixes a flaw discovered in their Chrome browser -

Security fixes and rewards:

Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.

180763] High CVE-2013-0912: Type confusion in WebKit. Credit to Nils and Jon of MWR Labs.
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Its good to see two of the browser providers so on the ball in providing patches for their customers but what about Internet Explorer that also got exposed at Pwn2Own?

Do I hear an echo….?

Over to you Microsoft…

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