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.

#76 The difference

by SubtleRebel <>

Wednesday May 1st, 2002 7:50 PM

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Your explanation of the difference does not explain why the security policy should be any different.

If there is a security flaw in Mozilla, I can avoid exploits by not using the Mozilla. If there is a security flaw in exim, I can avoid exploits by not using exim.

Please explain why you think it would be ok for exim to keep the flaw secret, but you think it is wrong for Mozilla to do so.