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Mozilla claims Firefox 1.5 hole poses minor risk

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The first Firefox 1.5 security vulnerability, made public Thursday, is not as critical as initially perceived, but a patch will be available to fix it early next year, a Mozilla executive said Thursday.

Mozilla plans to repair the hole in the latest version of its open-source browser when it releases its next regularly scheduled stability build of Firefox. That should happen in late January or early February, said Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering for Mozilla Corp. Firefox 1.5 was released Nov. 30.

"Based on the information we have, it's a low-severity issue, but we will address it anyway," he said in an interview Thursday.

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