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.

#67 One more reason to use Mozilla, not Netscape

by johann_p

Wednesday May 1st, 2002 1:34 PM

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Mozilla bug fix is checked in. Netscape didnt even release a comment on this, let alone a bug fix. They seemingly didnt even send an acknowledgement or "thank you" to the reporters of the security hole. I have heard the uproar when MS did something like this before ... where is the difference in NS's policy?