Timeline of Mozilla shell: Security Vulnerability

Friday July 9th, 2004

Adam Sacarny writes: "I have created a timeline of the latest security bug. It shows how quickly the Mozilla developers handled the problem, tracking from the first mention in Bugzilla to the last CVS commit to the webpage. Readers get a peak into how development works over at, in particular into how security issues get resolved."

We reported on the shell: security vulnerability yesterday. A NewsForge commentary also praises the speed with which the exploit was patched. A slightly more pessimistic view can be found in an article from Enterprise Security Today (part of the NewsFactor Network) entitled Mozilla Security Nightmare Begins (according to Bart Decrem, the author of the article did contact the Mozilla Foundation for comments but they lost his number and could not return the call).

Update: Adam, author of the timeline, has written a followup post with further commentary on the bug and its fix.

#19 Re: Re: IE STILL has this bug / exploit

by draconb

Saturday July 10th, 2004 7:07 PM

You are replying to this message

Telling me to shutup was a bit uncalled for, if you wanted to find the page that showed the exploits you could easily, as it only took me a few minutes to find the page. I said to look in the bug report, since thats where I had found this link.

I didn't to post it do to it not being on my site, and it could be used by other people to make bad exploits. But here is the link: <>

Try it in IE, you'll notice that the links work, and it is able to load files off your computer.