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Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« on: July 09, 2004, 02:05:41 PM »
Hi all,

I've been away from the computer for a couple of days, so I don't know if a thread has been started on this, but I had a quick look and can't find one.

The actual issue is a dash beyond my understanding, but I'll put the information here and you can make up your own mind.

threat details:

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1621463,00.asp

new versions and threat details:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/shell.html

For further explication, I guess visit the mozilla forums.

I won't be installing the patch or update until I see how others fare with them.

Cheers!

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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2004, 08:07:46 PM »
Though I do not use Mozilla, I saw this and thought of my friends here who do use it. Check this link below for more information :  

http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5262676.html

It seems you are most at risk if you are using Windows XP OS.    :(  


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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2004, 10:19:47 PM »
Updated Mozilla to 1.7.1 no problems
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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2004, 11:43:48 PM »
All this does is prove the point that if you surf the net, there is always a possibility of an attack. Even if you don't use IE...
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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2004, 12:01:09 AM »
Hey-
Firefox update 9.2+ Thunderbird  7.2
Make sure you are running the latest builds.
Kids with too much time on their hands is the biggest problem besides sloppy codeing.
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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2004, 12:50:25 AM »
And someone in these forums said: "IE - yuck !!! Security issues, so many updates..."

Same thing's gonna happen to Mozilla, just wait... wheter we like it or not, most people still uses IE, and that is great target for hackers... when everybody switch to Mozilla/Firebird, it will be the same...

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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2004, 01:48:05 AM »
Sasha,
Then it'll be out turn to say I told you so.... I wish there was a better way. But, until you find a way to change human nature, sombody will always get their kicks out of making others miserable.
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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2004, 08:15:32 AM »
Thanks for the information Chameleon,  I hadn't  seen anything about the Mozilla patch before reading your post.

I suppose I have been guilty of being too complacent about the virtues of Firefox security compared with IE and therefore not looking for any issues ...... should have known better!


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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2004, 02:04:41 PM »
And someone in these forums said: "IE - yuck !!! Security issues, so many updates..."

Same thing's gonna happen to Mozilla, just wait... wheter we like it or not, most people still uses IE, and that is great target for hackers... when everybody switch to Mozilla/Firebird, it will be the same...

The only thing Sasha, is that this security issue is related to windows and not Mozilla. ie Mozilla haven't got this security issue on linux or Mac. Again Bill gates is the origin of this   >:(

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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2004, 02:15:21 PM »
Has anyone updated to the .2 versions of Thunderbird and Firefox as yet? Was it successful and easy to install?

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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2004, 03:37:36 PM »
Le Doc wrote:
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The only thing Sasha, is that this security issue is related to windows and not Mozilla. ie Mozilla haven't got this security issue on linux or Mac. Again Bill gates is the origin of this

No matter, it doesn't take of their responsibility... I didn't code Mozilla, they did it... so they let those security holes become visible in Mozilla... I'm sorry 'cause things looks like that, but it is... No one can say that Mozilla is perfect browser... now, that fact is proved.

Chameleon wrote:
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Has anyone updated to the .2 versions of Thunderbird and Firefox as yet? Was it successful and easy to install?

I updated my Mozilla and Thunderbird immediatelly when I saw notifications... Why not ? Those are new versions with fixed security issues... everybody should update in the future as well, as soon as they hear about problem...
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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2004, 03:41:00 PM »

The only thing Sasha, is that this security issue is related to windows and not Mozilla. ie Mozilla haven't got this security issue on linux or Mac. Again Bill gates is the origin of this   >:(
Excellent point!!!

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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2004, 04:02:06 PM »
Just reread my previous reply... Microsoft made mistake, but you wanna say Mozilla guys are God given ? They didn't coded properly their product, so it means they made mistake too... Common guys, it's over... Mozilla has security issues as well, and it will be more... just wait... don't pretend it will be any different... there is no 100% secure browser and it will never be. Hackers are very, very busy these days...  ;)
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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2004, 05:48:29 PM »
I have updated to Firefox 0.9.2  and Thunderbird 0.7.2, seemingly with no problems.  :) First ever security hole now fixed!  

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Re:Mozilla products security threats and new versions
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2004, 05:58:48 PM »
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First ever security hole now fixed!  
Unfortunately, it will not be the last. This is only the start. As Technical said.. There is no such thing as a perfect browser.
The more popular these browsers become, the more holes will be found and exploited.
Sad but true. :'(
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