Firefox Developer Edition 38: 64-bits and more - 2015-03-03 - In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Firefox, we unveiled Firefox Developer Edition, the first browser created specifically for developers. At that time, we also...

Premium mobile chips first to get Qualcomm's homegrown... - 2015-02-19 - Android and Windows smartphone users will experience a new level of performance with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 810 chip, set to go into devices later this year....

HTC One M8i Trades Snapdragon 801 CPU for a 64-Bit... - 2015-02-16 - News about upcoming HTC handsets have become more frequent in the last couple of weeks, which is proof that the Taiwanese company plans to be very active on the...

Start64!A hacker known as w3bd3vil posted a message on Twitter a couple of days ago claiming that he found a vulnerability in the 64-bit version of Windows 7 that could be taken advantage of using Apple’s popular web browser Safari.


“<iframe height='18082563'></iframe> causes a BSoD on win 7 x64 via Safari. Lol!” said the hacker in a tweet.

In a later tweet he provides further explanations, stating that the NtGdiDrawStream which is called multiple times is causing a “not so interesting crash.”

Researchers from Secunia confirm the accuracy of the hacker’s findings, reporting that the flaw can be utilized by a hacker to take over a machine.

“The vulnerability is caused due to an error in win32k.sys and can be exploited to corrupt memory via e.g. a specially crafted web page containing an IFRAME with an overly large 'height' attribute viewed using the Apple Safari browser. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code with kernel-mode privileges,” reads Secunia’s report.

facebook-3 twitter-3 rss-3 email-3

logo-bottom

   eXTReMe Tracker