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.

#54 Then again...

by leahcim

Wednesday May 1st, 2002 9:29 AM

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Yes he does.

I don't need to use mozilla, mozilla isn't like, say sshd or exim, a service running on my machine that could be attacked remotely before a fix is written or applied - full public disclosure on the mozilla home page (that is the first page I open) would allow me to click 'x' and stop using it (or at least restrict myself to trusted sites, if there is such a thing) and hence remove all risk.

I hope they rethink this policy.