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Re: Fwd: New possible scam method : forged websites using XUL (Firefox)
From: Justin Polazzo <jo () ojjo net>
Date: 2 Aug 2004 13:15:49 -0000

In-Reply-To: <20040730210508.GT19188 () securityfocus com>

"The security implications of 
this trick were considered as early as 1999 in Mozilla Bug 22183
(http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22183).  However, the 
Mozilla Foundation has kept the Bug confidential until recently, 
when a researcher noted the problem and published a 
particularly-effective demonstration, spoofing a "PayPal" login 
site (see http://www.nd.edu/~jsmith30/xul/test/spoof.html)."

5 Years to fix a vuln? I am not sure if even Microsoft has been that slow to confront a security flaw. Has anyone heard 
an explanation as to why this was kept confidential and swept under the rug until now?

BTW: Thank you Mr. Smith for an excellent page.


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