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Security Advisory: Firefox exploit found in the wild

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You are advices to set configure the following setting in Tor Browser in Whonix:

Edit -> Preferences -> Applications ->Portable Document Format (PDF) -> Save File

You are advices to update as soon as updates are available. This blog post will be updated as new information come in.

(Do that same with Firefox / Iceweasel if you are using that elsewhere.)

Problem description at Mozilla Firefox blog:

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2015/08/06/firefox-exploit-found-in-the-wild/

Impact in Whonix:

– Unless you were using AppArmor, local files within the VM would be accessible.

Vulnerable browsers:

Tor Browser

– Firefox

– Iceweasel

Tor Browser upstream Bug report:

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16744

Whonix forum discussion:

https://www.whonix.org/forum/index.php/topic,1495.0.html


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