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Old 04-18-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mozilla flaws could allow attacks, data access into Firefox & Mozilla web browsers!


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Mozilla flaws could allow attacks, data access!

Date: Monday, 18 April 2005
... could allow an attacker to install malicious code or steal personal data have been discovered in the Mozilla Suite and the Firefox open-source browser.

Details of the nine flaws were published on Mozilla's security Web site over the weekend.
Quote link > http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/118903/65/

Any Mozilla.org browser earlier than Mozilla 1.7.7 and Firefox 1.0.3 is vulnerable.

So if you've downloaded that Firefox 1.0.2-3 RPM from http://fedora.redhat.com you may be in for it!

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Old 04-18-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
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1) since it was c-net's article, why not give them the credit, instead of linking through linux security, which just copied the article?

2) this backs the (inacurate) arguement that there is no such thing as a virus in linux, only shoddy permissions. The vulnerability in mozilla/firefox would be far more devistating to a windows user, especially one with admin rights (most any windows user). and far less could be accomplished by gaining regular-user access to a linux machine -- because nobody here runs as root regularly... --this, and the market share of windows means i expect more exploits to be written for a windows platform... giving me even less concern over this issue

in conclusion, go ahead and scream about it in a windows forum, but i don't think we need all the hype in here... maybe i'm a little too low-key, but i don't see this as a major threat. moreover, i get a kick out of how people have come running to me to tell me about security vulnerabilities they've heard exist in firefox (because i like to promote it to people, they like to share their experiences) --because somehow they never hear of problems with security with IE, or windows in general. i laugh at them, and try to polietly explain how vulnerabilities are a fact of life, and always will be.

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Old 04-19-2005, 12:44 AM   #3
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A dramatic article from cnet, for flaws that have already been publicly mentioned over the last few weeks.

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Old 04-19-2005, 01:02 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by secesh
1) since it was c-net's article, why not give them the credit, instead of linking through linux security, which just copied the article?

2) this backs the (inacurate) arguement that there is no such thing as a virus in linux, only shoddy permissions. The vulnerability in mozilla/firefox would be far more devistating to a windows user, especially one with admin rights (most any windows user). and far less could be accomplished by gaining regular-user access to a linux machine -- because nobody here runs as root regularly... --this, and the market share of windows means i expect more exploits to be written for a windows platform... giving me even less concern over this issue

in conclusion, go ahead and scream about it in a windows forum, but i don't think we need all the hype in here... maybe i'm a little too low-key, but i don't see this as a major threat. moreover, i get a kick out of how people have come running to me to tell me about security vulnerabilities they've heard exist in firefox (because i like to promote it to people, they like to share their experiences) --because somehow they never hear of problems with security with IE, or windows in general. i laugh at them, and try to polietly explain how vulnerabilities are a fact of life, and always will be.
You said it!!!! and I have also stated in past posts. Viruses can only attack files that are available to the virus. A user downloading a program that contains a virus would still have to be able to write to it, IE permission!!! that is the key to Linux and why Windows until recently suffers. A virus can attatch itself to any .exe, .dll or .sys file in windows with-out any permission or knowledge from the user. That is, why I think, windows has so many wholes. A virus can't infect a system that it cannot write too!!! Windows FINALLY got the massage when they added Admin and user accounts on 2k and XP. sheesh....

Just a thought.

KC
 
Old 04-19-2005, 08:34 AM   #5
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Mozilla really needs to hire the guy that keeps finding these holes. He's been ripping through every release of Firefox for the last 6-8 weeks.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 09:25 AM   #6
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I don't think its the same guy who found all the vulnerabilities.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 04:00 AM   #7
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I just swithched over to linux becuase I loved the open source browser. I could not believe the way new ideas, implementations such as extensions! existed in open-source.

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