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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.


#6 One question

by pkb351 <pbergsagel@shaw.ca>

Thursday July 8th, 2004 8:07 PM

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Is this a security design fault caused by a poor design of Mozilla or is this a design fault of Windows? In other words: who caused the security breach: Mozilla, Windows, or both?

Why I ask this question is that news sites such as ZDNET are reporting this story as a security problem created by a insecure Mozilla browser. Really should this issue actually be viewed as another story about how insecure Windows is?