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.

#9 Re: Should we switch to IE meanwhile?

by tve

Wednesday July 28th, 2004 6:05 AM

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Sure. If you don't like how Mozilla fixes its very sporadic security holes within hours or days and would rather have a browser with several new security holes per week that remain unpatched for months, IE is the right thing for you... ;)