Mozilla Makes Another URI Handler Fix

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Firefox was updated to 2.0.0.8 recently, and I noticed that one of the eight patches is another URI handler fix. The 2.0.0.6 update also included a URI handler patch, when Mozilla rushed out that update after the first onslaught of protocol handler bugs. While the bugs are still a Microsoft problem, the Mozilla developers isolated cases when the Windows operating system would mishandle URIs and blocked them using their program, so users of Firefox won’t be affected by the vulnerable handlers. Ultimately, Microsoft needs to patch this on their end, but Mozilla’s taking steps to protect their users is something I applaud.

dgw

I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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