Mozilla Privacy Bug
Saturday September 14th, 2002
Yesterday, ZDNet UK News reported that Mozilla has a privacy flaw involving HTTP referers. The flaw can be exploited using the
The bug was filed in Bugzilla as bug 145579 on Sunday 19th May, with the more serious
UPDATE! Bug 145579 has now been made public.
ANOTHER UPDATE! A fix has been checked in to the trunk. A patch for the 1.0 branch will follow shortly.
YET ANOTHER UPDATE! A patch has now been checked in to the 1.0 branch.
#17 Re: Bad policy strikes again
Sunday September 15th, 2002 9:37 PM
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I very much agree. Just seems like utter paranoia to me. Perhaps you don't want to go broadcasting everywhere that you have security problems, but I think it's far worse to try to stifle the knowledge of known problems. People will use Mozilla with or without the security problems. Making them public, I would think, would only allow people to help work on or diagnose them who wouldn't be able to otherwise, or allow people to take precautions to prevent falling victim to these bugs. Look at IE, there's plenty of problems with it. I think we're only better off for knowing them.