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.
#28 Re: I don't understand the instructions.
Thursday July 8th, 2004 6:42 PM
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Either will fix the problem but because the fix is just a preference change it's easier to do the xpi installation and just restart the browser rather than have to reinstall the browser. I think they mainly released the new version for people who are going to install the program for the first time. Existing users don't need to go through the hassle just to effectively get a version change when you can get the fix with the xpi.