From: Michael Pelletier (mjpelletier_at_mjpelletier.com)
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 01:06:04 -0700
> Folks know I am a Firefox fan, however folks should be aware there is a
> new information disclosure bug in Firefox that is rated moderately
> critical. Looking at the bug I can see why it may be considered so
> however I believe the information disclosed would probably be minor,
> haven't seen a bug fix outside of disabling Java scripting. There is
> more here along with a test that shows you the memory dump it can provide.
A few notes. Do not get freaked out remember a couple of things:
1) The info leak will only display a small fragment of YOUR memory (ie your
processes) not the system's (privileged memory)
2) It is such a small fragment the chances of it revealing something
remotely interesting is almost nil.
In either case a patch is due to come out in a couple of days...
-- "Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems." - Linus Torvald