Firefox 0.9.2, Thunderbird 0.7.2, Mozilla 1.7.1 Coming Soon
Thursday July 8th, 2004
Branches have been created for three of mozilla.org's latest releases, in order to fix an external Windows protocol handler bug. The fix involves disabling the
More information about the exploit can be found in this post on the FullDisclosure mailing list.
Update: The XPI to disable the pref is now available.
Another Update: mozilla.org has published a document on the issue.
Yet Another Update: There is an eWeek article about the exploit as well as a discussion at Slashdot. The now public bug report that covers the
Yet Another Update: If you are not using Windows, you are not at risk from this bug. If you are using Windows, go to www.mccanless.us/mozilla/mozilla_bugs.htm to see if you are vulnerable.
#17 Re: :)
Thursday July 8th, 2004 4:50 PM
You are replying to this message
"this is why I love firefox...took no time at all to fix this. download of patch and applying it took seconds."
The only reason that you could do that was because the fix is a simple pref change. If it say, required a change to the way the core networking libraries operate, you'd likely be looking at a complete new build.