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.
#42 Re: Re: Track Record
Tuesday September 17th, 2002 7:04 AM
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> Where the hell is your head? No kidding! I wouldn't expect a browser with > such miniscule usage status to be the target of any evil freak that druels > over the thought of creating headaches for the masses.
You don't need to be an evil freak to wreak havoc in Mozilla: the source is open, so you can find security holes easily if there are any.
It's surprising how many opensource projects, whose source is available for all the evil hackers to see, are often more secure than closed-source projects... But I guess you're going to tell us opensource projects don't have a track record. Funny, funny.