RUS-CERT Criticizes Mozilla Security Bugs Policy
Thursday March 11th, 2004
Simon Paquet sent us a link to a German article from the Computer Emergency Response Team of the University of Stuttgart (RUS-CERT) that criticizes Mozilla's security policy.
Simon provides a translation of the key points of the article: "The RUS-CERT criticizes Mozilla's security approach to security leaks. They find fault in the fact that no official security advisories are published by the Mozilla Foundation. Instead security leaks are silently patched and incorporated into newer releases.
"They come to the conclusion, 'At the moment Mozilla is obviously no convincing alternative to the market leader [Microsoft].' In an update to their article, they state that this sentence was interpreted as saying that everyone should refrain from using Mozilla. This is not the case. They only state that Mozilla suffers from the same security problems as all other clients and that the use of Mozilla alone is no solution to those security problems."
#4 swallow pride and fix
Friday March 12th, 2004 4:26 AM
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Mozilla is not MS, MS would whine. Just acknowledge and fix if there's something wrong. If there's older versions with known security issues then this should be communicated to users properly.