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.
#7 What exactly do I need?
Thursday July 8th, 2004 1:18 PM
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I have installed the 0.9.2 nightly:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2
I noticed that the server directory from which I obtained this nightly has an xpi subdirectory, but I did not d/l anything from that subdir.
Does 0.9.2 by itself contain all the necessary security fixes, or do I need some of those xpi files? Do I still need the xpi file linked above ("XPI to disable the pref is now available") ?