Flaws in Mozilla's Handling of Security Certificates Discovered and Fixed

Tuesday July 27th, 2004

CNET is reporting that two new flaws in the way Mozilla handles security certificates have been discovered. The more serious vulnerability allows a site to appear to have a security certificate when it does not (bug 253121). The other hole makes it possible for an attacker to overwrite the root certificate authority certificates, causing an error message to appear whenever the user tries to access a (genuine) secure site (bug 249004). Both bugs have now been fixed, but updated end-user releases of Mozilla products are not yet available.

#18 Re: 1.7.2 build

by mlefevre

Wednesday July 28th, 2004 1:55 PM

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Yes, both the fixes were checked into the 1.7 branch in the evening of the 27th, so the 20040728 1.7 builds will have the fixes.

I don't know if they're planning to do a 1.7.2 release which is 1.7.1 plus just these fixes, or if they'll actually release 1.7.2 with all the fixes that have gone onto the branch since 1.7. Either way, shouldn't be too far off.