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.

#7 Re: Re: Binary Patches?

by MvD

Wednesday July 28th, 2004 1:00 AM

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Hopefully firefox will be secure enough so that there wil be no need to to strat a firefox security bulletin, but I see you point. On another note, this should be done IMO only via the update feature as binary patches are just a pain for the average user (well none of my friends run any binary patches provided by MS).