Mozilla issues Firefox alert
By Colin Barker
Special to CNET News.com
Published: December 12, 2005, 4:44 PM PST
The Mozilla Foundation has issued a security advisory, acknowledging concerns about a potential flaw in its Firefox 1.5 browser....The problem occurs with extremely long history.dat files. If the history file gets larger than 10.5MB, then the system can appear to freeze. Mozilla said the system is not actually frozen, but it takes time to clear the history buffer. The company said that to cure the problem, users need to clear the History archive.
Mozilla said in a statement that it has "issued a security advisory on a temporary start-up unresponsiveness caused by Web pages in a browser history with extremely long titles. If a user encounters this problem, the slow start can be fixed by clearing the browser history."