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.

#27 Didn't see it in the bug

by sphealey

Thursday July 29th, 2004 2:35 PM

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Read through the bug. The usual disturbing statements/arguments. But I didn't see a definitive statement that there would be a 1.7.2 (or a 1.4.3). Perhaps I missed it in the zargon though.