Home page logo

fulldisclosure logo Full Disclosure mailing list archives

Re: Is Mozilla's "patch" enough?
From: Thomas Kaschwig <sec () kaschwig net>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 16:51:15 +0200

Aviv Raff wrote:

How can it not be a security flaw of mozilla if a setting in the
user.js overrides the global security setting defined by a patch, and
any manual setting defined by the user through the about:config?

Because *nobody* should be able to write to your user.js file. If someone 
has write access to other peoples ~/.bashrc or whatever and inserts some 
malicious code, it is also no security flaw of the bash.

I understand that if an attacker has the ability to change the user.js

If you can find a way to modify mozilla's preferences remotly, /then/ this 
is really a problem.

file he can do worse things, but why should there be a way to override
security patches without uninstalling them?

You can overwrite every security patch, if you have sufficient write 

PGP/GnuPG: http://www.kaschwig.net/kaschwig.gpg.asc * KeyID: 0x3D68D63A
Fingerprint: 274A 4CB8 B362 D593 39D6 0989 8FC3 725F 3D68 D63A
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Charter: http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]