MOZILLA FIREFOX SECURITY FLAWS EXPOSED

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Dr. Jai Maharaj, May 10, 2005.

  1. Mozilla Firefox Security Flaws Exposed

    Posted by Bill Wallo on May 10, 2005 10:25 AM

    Well, if success breeds anything, among its chief
    offspring are critics, moochers looking for a handout,
    and people trying to exploit a weakness. In that regard,
    Mozilla's Firefox browser - frequently touted as a
    bulletproof application not prone to the security holes
    that have plagued Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser -
    is now seeing its code cracked and some security problems
    exposed.

    According to reports, new vulnerabilities with the
    program have been identified (this makes the fourth such
    incident in the span of three months). This latest round
    of coding flaws (called the "proof of concept" flaws) has
    been rated "extremely critical" by the Secunia security
    company, and could allow an attacker to convince the user
    he is downloading files from the Mozilla Foundation
    itself, for example, from sites like addons.mozilla.org
    or update.mozilla.org.

    As interim fixes, Mozilla is encouraging users to either
    deactivate JavaScript or to set the brower to not accept
    installation of additional software, such as extensions
    or themes. Mozilla also plans to release a security
    update called Firefox 1.0.4.

    More at:
    http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/05/10/102510.php

    Jai Maharaj
    http://www.mantra.com/jai
    Om Shanti

    Hindu Holocaust Museum
    http://www.mantra.com/holocaust

    Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy
    http://www.hindu.org
    http://www.hindunet.org

    The truth about Islam and Muslims
    http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate

    The terrorist mission of Jesus stated in the Christian bible:

    "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not so send
    peace, but a sword.
    "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the
    daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in
    law.
    "And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
    - Matthew 10:34-36.

    o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational
    purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not
    have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the
    poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for
    fair use of copyrighted works.
    o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read,
    considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current
    e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number.
    o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are
    not necessarily those of the poster who may or may not have read the article.

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This article may contain copyrighted material the use of
    which may or may not have been specifically authorized by the copyright
    owner. This material is being made available in efforts to advance the
    understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic,
    democratic, scientific, social, and cultural, etc., issues. It is believed
    that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as
    provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title
    17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without
    profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included
    information for research, comment, discussion and educational purposes by
    subscribing to USENET newsgroups or visiting web sites. For more information
    go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
    If you wish to use copyrighted material from this article for purposes of
    your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the
    copyright owner.

    Since newsgroup posts are being removed
    by forgery by one or more net terrorists,
    this post may be reposted several times.
    Dr. Jai Maharaj, May 10, 2005
    #1
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Tony Raven

    Security Flaws Bounty Program

    Tony Raven, Aug 3, 2004, in forum: Firefox
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    397
    Tony Raven
    Aug 3, 2004
  2. Tech
    Replies:
    15
    Views:
    793
    Duane Arnold
    Jul 21, 2004
  3. Old Gringo

    Security Flaws Found in McAfee AntiVirus

    Old Gringo, Mar 22, 2005, in forum: Computer Support
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    476
    Tom - www.tditcorp.com
    Mar 22, 2005
  4. Mosley Jones III
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    1,255
    Victor
    Oct 8, 2006
  5. Radium
    Replies:
    29
    Views:
    1,572
    Radium
    Mar 27, 2007
Loading...

Share This Page