Mozilla Security Hole

Tuesday April 30th, 2002

Anonymous reports: "Grey Magic is reporting a minor security hole in Mozilla builds from at least 0.9.2 up to the current trunk and 1.0 branch. A bug has been filed in bugzilla, and will be opened to the public to view once the fix has been made. This also affects Netscape browsers from at least 6.1 on. There are no known uses of the vulnerability at this time." We'll let you know when a patch has been checked in for this.

On a side note, Grey Magic recommends that users "should move to a better performing, less buggy browser," on their vulnerability page. Looking at the open issues for it, IE clearly doesn't seem like the better choice.

UPDATE! A fix has been checked into the trunk, and has been approved for checkin to the 1.0 branch. Expect it to be in nightly builds for both branch and trunk starting tomorrow.

#105 Very disappointed

by leet

Friday May 3rd, 2002 12:03 PM

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Totally agreed. Netscape (probably due to AOL) is just behind the curve on so many levels. The whole point of Netscape 5, then 6, was to make the browser more modular, like IE. I remember years ago when the issue of partial updates were brought up - heck, Navigator 4.x can do some of that with SmartUpdate, though it wasn't that much different from downloading the whole thing. Fast forward 4 years and we still get updates by reinstallation.