Mozilla Riddled with Fixed Security Holes

Tuesday November 5th, 2002

The Register is reporting that six Mozilla security flaws were posted to BugTraq over the weekend. The most remarkable detail about these bugs is that most of them are already fixed. In fact, only one of the flaws (reported here in September) is present in the latest stable branch and trunk releases (Mozilla 1.0.1 and 1.1 respectively), while the more recent 1.2 Beta isn't vulnerable to any of them.

UPDATE! Thanks to laszlo for pointing out the glaring typing errors in this article.

#3 getting bug reports from users?

by feepcreature

Tuesday November 5th, 2002 6:44 PM

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I suppose "Mozilla riddled with security holes" makes a better headline than "Old versions of Mozilla have bugs", or "Six security problems - five fixed already"

The Register is like that - they don't *always* write balanced articles. Consider their stance on RIAA, Microsoft, and BT, for example. Whatever you think of these organisations, you may notice that the Register rarely takes a neutral tone when discussing them.

Hopefully mozilla isn't their new whipping boy...

-- P