9/8/2006

Just how buggy is Firefox?

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:39 am

Security researchers that carried out a code analysis of popular open source browser Firefox using automated tools, have discovered scores of potential defects and security vulnerabilities despite coming to the conclusion that the software was generally well written.

A former Mozilla developer has criticised the methodology of the analysis and said it provides little help in unearthing real security bugs.

Several versions of the software were put through their paces by Adam Harrsion of Klocwork using Klocwork’s K7 analysis tool. The analysis, which culminated in an examination of Firefox version 1.5.0.6 unearthed 611 defects and 71 potential security bugs.

Source: The Register

 

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