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.

#28 Note to Microsoft: THIS is the way to fix a bug!!

by DP3_001

Friday July 9th, 2004 6:54 PM

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People used to Microsoft dragging their feet when it comes to fixing bugs in IE (or anything else they put out) probably got blown away when the Mozilla Organization (yet again) managed to find out about a bug, create fixes for Mozilla, Firefox & Thunderbird and making bug-free editions of each avaliable for download in 2 to 3 days. In case anybody up in Redmond is reading this, it's an example of what you're supposed to do when it comes to this type of stuff. Get out your notebooks, because you need to write this down. ;-)