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.
#3 Doesn't work for me
Tuesday April 30th, 2002 1:04 PM
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When I try the demonstration with RC1 on Win XP, Moz just crashes. I guess this is preferable to the flaw being exploited. :-)
That "Users of Netscape Navigator should move to a better performing, less buggy browser" bit is not a solution but pure biased opinion. And IE has the exact same flaw.
Anyway, can anyone get this flaw to work? I suppose if someone could, they could use it to access information in a user's profile. Except the salting prevents that.