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.
#122 Beonex info
Thursday May 9th, 2002 3:25 PM
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In fairness, the beonex.com sitemap leads to a decent amount of detail, including their source code changes to Mozilla. Their mission sounds good, focusing on protecting user privacy, adding usability and support options. Beonex replied to my questions in a private e-mail, claiming: 1. Their installer should work in Windows 95 2. They make no Windows Registry changes other than those made by Mozilla itself Given the updated roadmap, and being a developer & consultant, I plan to wait for Mozilla RC2. But I may check out Beonex, after 1.0 is released, for use by clients and friends.