Does firefox use ntoskrnl.exe?

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
Security
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: deneme.true, Unassigned)

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x86_64
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Description

6 years ago
Created attachment 580258 [details]
Probably, Firefox uses Ntoskrnl.exe file with hooking

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:8.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0.1
Build ID: 20111120135848

Steps to reproduce:

Hello,

I am using 8.0.1 version of Firefox on Win XP SP3. BSoDs are occuring at my computer within last month. Minidump files are generated at "C:\Windows\Minidump" I've looked the Minidump files with bluescreenview, probably ntoskrnl.exe file is crashed.


Actual results:

At first I think this is hardware issue. But I search deeper finally I've found that output of "netstat -b -p TCP -v" command gives that firefox uses ntoskrnl.exe file. Same output of "netstat -b -p TCP -v" command not given same result at another computer.


Expected results:

The crash(BSoD) came from ntoskrnl.exe file. I don't know which purpose firefox uses ntoskrnl.exe file but ntoskrnl.exe file size is different at another computer too. Probably there will be malware that infects Firefox or some security issue that hooks the ntoskrnl.exe file. I've downloaded firefox from Mozilla site.

Comment 1

6 years ago
This is not a support forum, and there isn't anything really actionable about this bug report. This may be a virus or driver issue, but there's nothing we can do about that.
Group: core-security
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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Comment 2

6 years ago
Reinstall of non-virus WinXP SP3 gives the same screenshot. Maybe, peoples effect with same issue with other OS(Vista,Win 7 or Win 8) I've opened this bug-report for informational purpose and if possible to learn purpose of ntoskrnl.exe file. I've just learned a little information about ntoskrnl.exe file at this wiki article(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT_kernel)
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