Firefox named most vulnerable Windows application

In a list, published by security firm Bit9, of 12 most vulnerable applications for the Windows platform, Firefox finished at the top of the list.

The browser has earned the reputation from Mozilla patching 10 vulnerabilities which could be used to gain control, access, or execute miscellaneous code via buffer overflow, malformed URI links, javascript, documents and third party tools.

The browser is well respected throughout its open source community. Users can download add-ons, themes and many other tweaks that users can be used to adjust, modify and tweak their browser for maximum performance and appearance.

Bit9 posted a list of the top 12 vulnerable applications:

  1. Mozilla Firefox
  2. Adobe Flash and Adobe Acrobat
  3. EMC VMware Player,Workstation and other products
  4. Sun Java JDK and JRE, Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  5. Apple QuickTime, Safari and iTunes
  6. Symantec Norton products (all flavors 2006 to 2008)
  7. Trend Micro OfficeScan
  8. Citrix Products
  9. Aurigma Image Uploader, Lycos FileUploader
  10. Skype
  11. Yahoo Assistant
  12. Microsoft Windows Live (MSN) Messenger

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