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New Firefox 1.0.3 Vulnerabilities
Cross-site scripting attacks use iframes plus update function

 4:09 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

haven't seen it here but only did a quick search so dismiss if already posted. Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Firefox that can compromise a user's system.

No patch as of yet, more info at

Current solution is to disable JavaScript



 1:28 am on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

"but in Firefox 1.1 we will have binary patching (aka sweet, simple, small, efficient updates)"

That's from the link posted by jdmorgan.

How long did 1.0.4 take to get released? 2 days for the testing version? I'll stick with Firefox, no problem.


 2:01 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

I recommend the Stipe optimized 1.0.4 build which just came out.
Be sure to backup your current firefox folder and settings folder before trying this but I think you'll be pleasently surprised at the speed boost.

(for all cpu types)
installer version:

or self-extracting zip:

I am able to unzip the files right over my 1.0.3 with no profile rebuilding needed.

(some people are reporting a startup error if they use the spellbound extension but Firefox will still work fine)


 4:59 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the stipe tip, amznVibe.

After zipping my FF program directories, I installed the .EXE stip-build right into my old FF directory.

No problems, and now surfing with stipespeed! :)


 3:21 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Firefox 1.0.4 [mozilla.org] final is now available for download.



 3:35 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

For this upgrade, it is recommended that you do a clean install:

Firefox 1.0.4 Release notes/Installation instructions [mozilla.org]



 6:09 pm on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

<side note>Google Maps doesn't seem to recognize the Stipe build. Interesting</side note>


 5:55 am on May 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

I fix google maps by changing the user-agent to be more generic on starup.

Put this into "user.js":
user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0");


 11:06 am on May 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

As well as Firefox 1.0.4 there is a new version Mozilla 1.7.8 out too.

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