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Old 19. Jul 2009, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Another Critical Vulnerability in Firefox discovered

It has been only days since release of Firefox 3.5.1, and yet another critical vulnerability has been discovered in Firefox.

To avoid this vulnerability, users are advised to turn off javascript. Users using NoScript add-on, are at lesser risk though, provided the sites in the whitelist are not compromised.

More about this can be read here... courtesy GHacks :
http://www.ghacks.net/2009/07/19/ano...ility-emerges/

This is really disheartening for Firefox users. Maybe Firefox 3.5 was released too soon? I really hope Firefox is not going the IE route.
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Old 19. Jul 2009, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe Firefox 3.5 was released too soon? I really hope Firefox is not going the IE route.
Maybe they should rename it Comodofox

At this rate IE looks a better bet!
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Old 19. Jul 2009, 04:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe they should rename it Comodofox
Hilarious !!! .

I still wouldn't go with IE, there are better options out there, if sadly it comes down to leaving Firefox. I hope the patch for this is released soon.

Maybe Mozilla should be more careful releasing a major update next time... they released FF 3.5 too soon, in my opinion.
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Old 19. Jul 2009, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe if the guys at Lunascape would answer my emails (like they said they would) we might have another alternative to consider but as soon as I asked about security comparisons it all went quiet
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Maybe, its not as secure then. I often wonder on the security of browsers like K-Meleon, and the likes. That's why I don't wanna try them out. I certainly do not want to try browsers based on IE .

If Opera 10 comes out soon, maybe I will make a temporary switch. I do love Firefox though, and I wanna stick to it.
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I admit to a liking for Lunascape despite it's size and complexity. I can't see what their problem is as the Java/Script options etc. are all accessible from buttons in the status bar or wherever else you wanna put them. It's no good them trying to hide stuff which will become evident soon enough now the things available in English. It's certainly a real bonus knowing if certain sites only support a particular browser to be able to swap engines in mid stream.

Maybe it's just me they don't like Understandable really
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Old 20. Jul 2009, 11:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Bug not exploitable... Mozilla says

Mozilla is saying that the recent vulnerability discovered, is a bug, but its not exploitable.

To read more about what Mozilla has to say... here is the link posted by a user, on the main site. Thanks to him.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/16867...illa_says.html
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Here is the original post from Mozilla :
http://blog.mozilla.com/security/200...cve-2009-2479/

Pheww... so its definitely not exploitable. Am relieved .
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Maybe, its not as secure then. I often wonder on the security of browsers like K-Meleon, and the likes. That's why I don't wanna try them out. I certainly do not want to try browsers based on IE .

If Opera 10 comes out soon, maybe I will make a temporary switch. I do love Firefox though, and I wanna stick to it.

Agree with you completely Anupam.
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I don't mind if they find these vulnerabilities - but I will get concerned if they go the route of "another browser" and take 6-12 months to acknowledge and fix them.

So don't use the "number of bugs found" as a metric of how good a product is. Look at the number of unfixed bugs - and the average time taken to patch the bugs for users.

As long as the developers are responsive and any security holes are plugged quickly - they will have my vote.
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