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News Mozilla confirms 0-day Firefox flaw

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    A Firefox flaw! Somewhat of a rarity.
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    ZOMG the end of the world! Here I thought there were such things as perfect applications...
     
  4. Pieface

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    The new firefox has messed up for me a fair bit. One forum I can't post fully, or use quotes ad the text editor just won't work.
     
  5. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    yeah I have the minefield 3.7 build installed too.. but I still use 3.6

    3.6 seems slower at everything than 3.5.7- it's the saddle pops that need to worry =]
     
  6. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    "Are you disappointed to see the Mozilla Foundation taking so long to patch a vulnerability in its browser software,"

    You can patch it now if you want, using the nightly build. Even if you don't, a week is much less time than MS take to patch IE.
     
  7. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    I'm already using Minefield 3.7a4pre, doubt this concerns me. :)
     
  8. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    opera here so not really an issue (you have to get past UAC as well if opera had an issue)
     
  9. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    but at least with internet explorer you know there may be a risk, people using firefox think they are immune( the average person)
     
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    Germany warning it's citizens again similar to what it did with IE from bbc
     
  11. airchie

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    What's the nature of the exploit?
    In my experience, it tends to be that exploits usually use javascript to leverage a flaw and so Noscript usually blocks it.

    Anyway, the bitdefender news earlier highlights the issues with rushing out poorly-tested code. ;)
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    okay so for the next couple of weeks I will just switch to my other browser eg Chrome. :) Until this all passes.
     
  13. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Which version(s) of Firefox are affected by this flaw?
     
  14. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    it would be all i guess
     
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    cyrilthefish New Member

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    So let me get this straight:

    It's somehow Mozilla's fault that it's taken a month to fix a bug, when the person that discovered the bug refuses to let them know what the bug exactly *was* for quite some time :eyebrow:

    "you have a bug!"
    mozilla: "omg what is it?"
    <tumbleweed>
    <time passes>
    "omg you haven't fixed the bug!¬"
     
  16. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    The public use ones. The nightly builds are safe.
     
  17. crazyceo

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    Hilarious! and to think many would have changed to firefox since the browser choice screen a few weeks ago. Now you have Germany telling it's population to switch until it's fixed. France is sure to follow as it always does. UK won't do anything since they would have fixed it before the UK "government" would have planned a response.

    So who will benefit from this? Opera? IE? or the many other browsers apparently no one scrolled along to look at? Somebody will because those who recently changed will happily move away as they wont have any loyalty to Firefox.
     
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    My firefox just downloaded 3.6.2
     
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