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.
#49 What is .xpi ?
Saturday July 31st, 2004 8:12 PM
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Hi, We have an old system and we browse in superparanoid mode, for most part. So we never use Active-X and only use Java as required. So we do not even know what a file with extension .xpi is.
Can someone please enlighten us?
Also, isn't there some place in WINDOWS SYSTEM files where we can turn off this protocol, so that we are not vulnerable to this "shell" bug?