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.
Tuesday July 27th, 2004 11:14 PM
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I think that if there's a patch, update.mozilla.org should have an .xpi available for download and installation. Anoter thing is that Firefox should be more thoroughly tested before the 1.0 release, so that it would be even more secure.