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Mozilla 1.7.1, Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7.2 Released

Thursday July 8th, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation has just released a trio of new Mozilla releases to the fix the Windows shell: security vulnerbility reported earlier. Mozilla 1.7.1, Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7.2 contain no new features other than a preference change that disables the shell: protocol handler. Users who have installed the ShellBlock 1.0 XPI patch in all their Mozilla applications do not need to upgrade. Visit the sample exploit page to see if you are at risk. More details and download links are available in the Mozilla Foundation's security bulletin about the shell: exploit.


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by Racer

Friday July 9th, 2004 6:46 AM

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I think a white list, with a popup (asking the user if they wish to allow the blocked protocol) would easily be "simple" enough for most users. In any case, what headline would you rather have: "Critical security vunerability discovered in Mozilla" or "FireFox annoys users with unnecessary popups" ?