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Re: Firefox Remote Compromise Leaked
From: "Mary Landesman" <mlande () bellsouth net>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 19:46:38 -0400

Well, that's one way to crunch the numbers.

Of course, IE 6 has been out since 2001, Firefox 1.x was released three
years later. Looking at the advisories on a timeframe basis for 2005,
Firefox 1.x has had 12 Secunia advisories compared to 6 for IE 6. In other
words, the odds you're banking on shift quite a bit depending on how you
look at it.

-- Mary

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Paynter" <eric () arcticbears com>
To: <full-disclosure () lists grok org uk>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Firefox Remote Compromise Leaked


On Sun, May 8, 2005 7:49 am, Bipin Gautam said:
Looking at the current record, what makes you guys think firefox won't
beat IE 6 for security holes.      (o;

According to secunia.com:

IE 6.x has had 80 advisories, of which 42% (34 advisories) were rated
highly or extremely critical, and 3 critical advisories are still
unpatched after several months.

Firefox 1.x has had 16 advisories, of which 19% (3 advisories) were rated
highly or extremely critical, and only 1 critical advisory is still
unpatched, but it's only been in that state for a few days, and a patch is
on its way.

Soon, we will once again have no unpatched critical vulnerabilities with
Firefox, and we will still have three or more with IE.

I still like my odds with Firefox.

-Eric

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