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Mozilla disputes Firefox flaws

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Mozilla's security chief Tuesday panned a pair of Firefox bugs revealed Monday as low-level threats but hours later changed her mind and said that when used together, they could pose a greater risk.

The researcher who disclosed the vulnerabilities agreed with her. Mostly.
Michal Zalewski, who regularly publishes browser flaw findings, on Monday posted details on the Full-disclosure mailing list about four browser vulnerabilities, including two affecting Firefox. He categorized one as a "major" threat, and he saw the other as only a "medium" threat.

In an entry on the Mozilla security blog -- which debuted last week -- Window Snyder, the company's chief security officer, said the more serious of the two bugs found by Zalewski was no more than a spoofing vulnerability and deserved only a "low" rating.

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