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Postby ckit » Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:06 am

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Postby ckit » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:50 am

If you were using "Jump Link 1.3.1" extension and are waiting for an Firefox 1.5.0.0 update, you could try "Redirect Remover" extension which does pretty much the same job and works with Firefox 1.5.0.0.

Firefox -> Tools -> Extensions -> Get More Extensions -> Search for Redirect Remover
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Postby ckv » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:15 pm

Yeah! As a note, most of the old extension don't work in 1.5 (was surprise for me :? )
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Postby VuDu » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:18 pm

"don't work"


...yet ;)
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Postby Drahken » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:56 pm

The old extension probably do work, they just think that they don't because the maxversion was set too low in the installer. You can try downloading the XPI, unzipping it (it's just a zip archive), and changing the file to make it install on a higher version of FF.

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Postby VuDu » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:40 pm

all the extensions i use are working with this version. :)
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Postby ckit » Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:41 am

To fix the security issue with Firefox 1.5.0.0 final set your History options to "0" days (Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History) The developers at Mozilla refuse to fix this problem so this is the workaround for now.

Also, Jump Link 1.3.2 has been released and is Firefox 1.5.0.0 compatible.
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Postby ckv » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:25 am

SessionSaver extension is 1.5 compatible

The version in addons.mozilla.org is outdated. Get the latest version here.
http://adblock.ethereal.net/alchemy.cgi/SessionSaver/

I personally use SessionSaver only for crash backup. So if windows or firefox crashes I don't need to find all the pages again. :)
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Postby ckit » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:38 am

NoScript 1.1.3.5 security extension for Firefox has been Released.
This new version addresses the security issue raised in my above post!!!!

I won't be making a habit of posting every single new extension but at the moment I'm bored and sober... so sue me :)
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Postby Drahken » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:53 am

The setting history to 0 is only a partial solution. It prevents the crash, but doesn't prevent your history file from becoming massive (which may include hazardous code),
Use either prefs.js or user.js and add
user_pref("capability.policy.default.HTMLDocument.title.set","noAccess");
To block this issue completely. You can also use noscript and block javascript on all sites except those in the whitelist.

Edit: If you want to test your browser to see if it's vulnerable, you can use this page: http://www.findhard.com/firefox-1.5-buf ... rflow.html
WARNING! The above page is designed to trigger crash in gecko based browsers such as mozilla, firefox, k-meleon, etc. Going to the page is harmless, but clicking on "click me" on that page will attempt to trigger the vulnerability. If you use the user_pref trick, the browser will hang for a moment, then return to normal. If you use the history:0 trick, you will suddenly find that your history.dat file is massive.

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Postby ckv » Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:50 pm

Drahken wrote:Edit: If you want to test your browser to see if it's vulnerable, you can use this page: http://www.findhard.com/firefox-1.5-buf ... rflow.html

Cuite simple code in that page :/

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<script type="text/javascript">
function ex() {
   var buffer = "";
   for (var i = 0; i < 5000; i++) {
      buffer += "A";
   }
   var buffer2 = buffer;
   for (i = 0; i < 500; i++) {
      buffer2 += buffer;
   }
   document.title = buffer2;
}
</script>

But I still don't see any reason to take any extra caution because of this. My mind might change after I hit on page what will actually exploit this. ;)
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Postby ckit » Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:19 am

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Postby Dreamer » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:07 pm

ckit wrote:Helmut,
Could you please delete this entire thread.

Really? I can do it too now, but why not delete the other 'firefox' topic with just 3 posts and just 1 not yours? You could copy that posts here, you can even edit your posts, it would be better IMO...

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Postby XnTriq » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:35 pm

This might be of interest to Firefox users who are looking for a way to install the v1.5.0.1 update (en-US, 751K) offline:

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Postby marsh » Tue May 02, 2006 5:12 pm

XnTriq wrote:This might be of interest to Firefox users who are looking for a way to install the v1.5.0.1 update (en-US, 751K) offline:

Wiki's patch method failed for me. There has been a .MAR file at the FTP release location for several days. Oh well, another release should be available any moment now for those willing to wait and upgrade by easier ways.


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