Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Firefox: most vulnerable Windows application

A firm Bit9, who listed 12 most vulnerable applications on windows,has taken Firefox on top of the list.

The browser has earned the reputation from Mozilla patching 10 vulnerabilities which could be used to gain control, access, or execute miscellaneous code via buffer overflow, malformed URI links, javascript, documents and third party tools.

The browser is well respected throughout its open source community. Users can download add-ons, themes and many other tweaks that users can be used to adjust, modify and tweak their browser for maximum performance and appearance.

List of the top 12 vulnerable applications:
  1. Mozilla Firefox
  2. Adobe Flash and Adobe Acrobat
  3. EMC VMware Player,Workstation and other products
  4. Sun Java JDK and JRE, Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  5. Apple QuickTime, Safari and iTunes
  6. Symantec Norton products (all flavors 2006 to 2008)
  7. Trend Micro OfficeScan
  8. Citrix Products
  9. Aurigma Image Uploader, Lycos FileUploader
  10. Skype
  11. Yahoo Assistant
  12. Microsoft Windows Live (MSN) Messenger

1 Comment:

Storm Design said...

it doesnt explain why its the most vulnerable application :-(