Opera accuses Mozilla of irresponsible disclosure

Summary:In a blog posted yesterday on Opera's website, blogger Claudio Santambrogio tells us that he isn't happy about the way Mozilla handled an Opera security disclosure.  Here's what Claudio had to say:Mozilla notified us of one security issue ( ) the day before they published their public advisory ( ).

In a blog posted yesterday on Opera's website, blogger Claudio Santambrogio tells us that he isn't happy about the way Mozilla handled an Opera security disclosure.  Here's what Claudio had to say:

Mozilla notified us of one security issue ( ) the day before they published their public advisory ( ). They did not wait for us to come back with an ETA for a fix: they kept their bug reports containing the details of the exploits closed to the public for a few days, and now opened most of them to everybody ( awww ).

Opera is as always committed to not only protecting its users, but to making the Web a safe place. We believe in responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities affecting several vendors.

Now I followed that published link and it says nothing about an Opera vulnerability unless it's something that affects both Opera and Mozilla software.  It's still too early to tell since details about the vulnerability are sparse.  Developing ...

Topics: Browser, Security

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