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.
#18 Note that it only affects Windows XP
Thursday July 8th, 2004 4:53 PM
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I just read <http://mozilla.org/security/shell.html> and noticed, that it doesn't make clear, who is affected by the bug. As I can see from Bugzilla only Windows XP seems to be vulnerable. Could you please add that information to the website? It will be bad enough to read about that in the news, but it would be at least a bit less damaging, when stated, that only Win XP is affected.
Regards Abdulkadir Topal