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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.


#31 That doesn't help you much

by n0nick <n0nick@netvision.net.il>

Tuesday April 30th, 2002 5:06 PM

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Using frames or links to get to local files doesn't do much - the online page on the server doesn't get the file's content, only the browser handles it, client-side. However using this method retrieves the file's contents into a variable in javascript - making it possible to store it online for some later use. And that's dangerous. Imagine someone reading one of your top-secret documents, your credit card details, the password to your ISP/bank account, etc.