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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.


#26 Security updates

by PC1

Friday July 9th, 2004 1:36 PM

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This would have been perfect for an "update alert" thingy.

What does this "unsigned" thing mean? I never saw a "signed" extension. Why is the security patch/extension "unsigned"? It would be better if the MF starts signing selected "approved/reviewed" patches/extensions similar to the extensions of Macromedia Dreamweaver (at least the previous versions since I haven't used the recent ones)?

Any suggestions/comments?