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.

#23 Yeah, it works

by arsa

Tuesday April 30th, 2002 4:01 PM

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In RC1 on W2K it shows me my local file. Scary. What am I gonna use to browse pr0n now? 8)

The real question for post-1.0 era is whether there will be any patch delivery mechanism available for mozilla, so people don't have to download whole thing all over. I understand that it can be fixed very fast with source code available, but delivery - that's problem. MS has windowsupdate at least.