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.
Monday September 16th, 2002 1:46 AM
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In some cases where there is a) no good workaround b) substantial work is being done to fix the problem
one can allow a little wiggle room. Unfair for us to judge b) without more comments, but as a) existed this smply should have been documented. It never should have been security-restricted, once quite good workarounds were available.