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.

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by leahcim

Wednesday May 1st, 2002 10:15 PM

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> Please just answer it this time or admit that you do not have an answer.

Why? Is the motto of Mozilla "No worse than any other browser vendor" or "we set our objectives low and successfully fail to meet them"? ;o)

Does the concept of someone not using a browser at all not exist in your brain? If that's what you are saying is the case, so be it.

Stop telling me there's nothing else to use, give me a reason to use mozilla instead - this isn't politics, leave telling me the other guy is just as bad to the politicians.

On second thoughts, make it at least 1 reason for each bugtraq entry that (luckily, given the silence that's called <>) suggests I shouldn't.