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    Myspace site crashes browser

    I went to the Myspace page that paperghost talks about on his blog posting at Vitalsecurity.org (http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2006/07...n-myspace.html) and it starts loading then Mozilla gives a illegal operation and crashes - anyone else have this problem? The Myspace site is here (BE CAREFULL AS IT MAY BE MALICIOUS) (added spaces for safety sakes for the newbs)

    h t tp:// www. myspace.com/myspacegraphichelp

    I pulled down with WGET the site html and all the graphics files it points to. McAfee and couple other AV scans come up with nothing and so did a alternate data stream scan as well.
    I'm running Mozilla version 1.7.13 with Active-X and JAVA turned OFF. I'm not all that worried about my machine as I was running Mozilla inside a sandbox but I'm just curious what its doing.

    Any thoughts? Puzzled.

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    One of my users came to me with the same issue today. His buddy's MySpace site crashes Firefox but is OK in IE. You're not alone...

    edit -- page looks OK in Opera 8.54

    edit #2 -- surfing around myspace from that page did end up crashing Opera. Rebooted to Ubuntu, so far, so good w/ Firefox on this OS.
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    Thanks bc. Yeah, it works fine in IE for me too.

    I guess I just got freaked out because I JUST read about some folks finding images with exploits in them on some websites....dont have a reference link to this but will hunt around where I saw that.

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    I never checked it with IE (my user did though). I wouldn't go surfin' some of these sites with IE to save my life...
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    I some times use a local library to do some surfing for mics. reasons. The network admin is really... busy i guess because from the looks of the machines, they were setup a few years ago and never updated. Some times the IE browser crashes when i look at certain myspace pages. I suspect it's all that java script. It has the same problem on a few other javascript loaded pages. I normally get a flash of most of the page so i try to hit 'stop' and catch the buttons i need to nav.
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    Hmmmm,

    I used Firefox and couldn't replicate the problem.

    I have just updated all my Java though, because I was messing with something else............ might that be the answer?
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    hmmm it's seems that they are using a similar exploit that was crashing the opera browser a few weeks back..

    very very sneaky indeed..

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    I suspect it's all that java script. It has the same problem on a few other javascript loaded pages.
    Come to think of it, this site locks up Firefox on an old PII I still run, and I suspect it's all that java script coded in here.
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    Originally posted here by .:front2back:.
    hmmm it's seems that they are using a similar exploit that was crashing the opera browser a few weeks back..
    f2b: Did you figure out what the code is doing that?

    bc: Yeah, I never use IE to surf unknown sites - Mozilla with JAVA and scripting off AND inside of SandboxIE and throw the sandbox away at end of surfing session.

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    killed camino afew times.
    mozilla 'safari' like browser for osx

    when i made my myspace i used a code generator to make my layout. i wonder if some of these generators are spitting out sub-par code and is causing the problem.
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