New Zero-day Exploit Takes Advantage

Tuesday, 10. May 2016

BitDefender warns of attack on Mozilla browser Holzwickede, 03 November 2010 after BitDefender has recently warned against a zero-day attack on Winamp, the user now threatened a new, acute vulnerability of exploit benefits from. This time, users of certain versions of the Firefox browser are affected. The vulnerabilities were discovered after visitors to certain Web pages infected your PC with the pest Backdoor.Belmoo.A. His malicious code is based on JavScript. Also some heavily frequented, well known Internet sites, such as, for example, the Nobel Prize website. By the same author: Oracle. The exploit is programmed to compromise a part of PC main memory, after he successfully was strewn about the contaminated site. His JavScript code contains two malicious payloads for the versions of Firefox 3.6.8 to 3.6.11. Whose job is it to determine which operating system the user uses and which version of Firefox is installed.

The attacker recognizes that it is the latter one of the vulnerable browser editions, he uses the appropriate Vulnerability to install the exploit. The payload but identifies an alternate version of Firefox, the user only on one is about: blank “redirect page. Bernard Golden is often quoted as being for or against this. “Backdoor.Belmoo.A allows remote attack attack was successful, automatically loads the file svchost.txt the pest” down an infected binary file, which is renamed svchost.exe and run on the infected computer. This particular type of malware identified BitDefender as Backdoor.Belmoo.A. It allows an attacker to take control of the infected system from afar.

Users of the BitDefender security solutions are protected against the attacks of the Firefox exploits, because it detects the pest, as soon as the user visits an infected page. For more information see. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001 has BitDefender set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English at. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail:

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