Tricky DoS Attack Crashes Mozilla Firefox


There are currently no mitigations for the Firefox attack, a researcher told Threatpost.

A newly released proof-of-concept uses malicious JavaScript to attack can crash or freeze Mozilla Firefox when an unsuspecting victim visits a specially crafted webpage on the browser.

Researcher Sabri Haddouche, a security researcher with Wire, on Sunday released the source code for the attack, which he included in a series of browser bugs dubbed Browser Reaper, which he said could crash Firefox versions 62.0.2 and earlier.

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