Firefox Security? Here We Go Again

By | May 8, 2008 | 4 Comments


Firefox SecurityIt looks like there are some issues with the Firefox 2 Vietnamese Language Pack 2.0. According to bugzilla.mozilla.org, file contains malicious code. Language pack author PC was infected with the virus so it can’t directly affect you. However, you will still see banner ads.

I wonder if anyone from Mozilla is *really* running some checks before releasing add-ons and/or language packs to public…

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  • Mip

    “I wonder if anyone from Mozilla is *really* running some checks before releasing add-ons and/or language packs to public…”

    “Dave Miller (MoCo) 2008-05-06 10:49:42 PDT

    (In reply to comment #12)
    > I thought we were scanning all the uploads — did it slip by before the virus
    > definitions were updated to include HTML.Xorer?

    Yes, that was explained in comment 5.

    > Maybe we need to rescan after every definition update?

    Ideally, yes, except that we get new definitions on average every 6 hours or so
    and it takes over a week to virus scan the entire ftp server. Getting monthly
    scans is in the plan for the new stage server once we get it working.”

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  • werwolf

    The virus, was only indirectly in the package, right? Thats why it was not possible to discover it.