More on Firefox 1.5 “vulnerability”

Friday, December 9th, 2005

I put vulnerability in quotes because it’s looking less like a problem. (Correct me if I’m wrong.) Here’s the situation. Both Sans and Mozilla have failed to duplicate the crash although have duplicated extremely slow browser performance. Here’s the official response from mozilla.org… We have investigated this issue and can find no basis for claims [...]

Firefox 1.5 vulnerability

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Incidents.org has reported on the first announced vulnerability with Mozilla Firefox 1.5 since it’s release. The vulnerability is along these lines. History of visited sites is kept in a file called history.dat IF a URL for a visited site is long enough it will cause a buffer overflow and denial of service. (After visiting such [...]

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