Flaws in Mozilla's Handling of Security Certificates Discovered and Fixed
Tuesday July 27th, 2004
CNET News.com 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.
#23 Re: Re: Should we switch to IE meanwhile?
Thursday July 29th, 2004 3:44 AM
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dude no ! you should take a look at <http://continue.to/trie/> to understand that hey in one hand we got 2 security issues already fixed wich will be patched in the next few hours and in the other hand you got 24 security issues, publicly avaible, that have not yet been fixed at all.