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.
#45 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Setting pref using about:confi
Friday July 9th, 2004 10:10 PM
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I figured this out, my point was that if we want Joe Blow to use Firefox and apply security fixes the process needs to be straightforward. Even if the XPI doesnt get listed in the extenstion manager (why not?) a dialogue confirming a successful patch would be useful.