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.

#47 Re: Re: The Better Performing, Less Buggy Browser

by tny

Wednesday May 1st, 2002 7:00 AM

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Obviously you didn't get the joke. Lynx is much faster because it is text only; it is less buggy because it is an ancient (relatively speaking), relatively small codebase.

If you honestly think that Mozilla is better performing than Lynx, you don't know anything about browsers. But obviously Mozilla has much better features than Lynx.