Apple, Mozilla Fix DLL Loading Issue in Browsers
Apple and Mozilla separately patched the DLL security issue affecting numerous applications on Windows after both Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox were found to be vulnerable.Apple and Mozilla have patched their browser products against the dynamic-library link file loading issue affecting many applications running on Windows. For Apple Safari users, the fix was mixed in with a relatively small update that also plugged two security holes in the Webkit engine. Users of Mozilla Firefox will find the fix tucked into a much larger update that swats a total of 15 bugs. Almost all of the Firefox bugs are rated critical.
The DLL issue was highlighted last month after Rapid7 Chief Security Officer HD Moore and researchers at Acros Security revealed that numerous applications were vulnerable to attack. In the ensuing weeks, the names of some of the applications believed to be vulnerable - such as Firefox, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word 2007 - were made public.