Perhaps the Firebird Rational Database folks should devote a little more of their front page to warning their users about serious exploits in both shipping versions of their software rather than blabbering on about naming issues.
It’s a good thing that most people aren’t so stupid as to confuse the database software with the Mozilla Firebird™ web browser. If, as the database folks claim, there was mass confusion between the two, then Mozilla Firebird™ might be getting some bad press right now.
According to the security report, a hole in the database apparently will "allow the attacker to, amongst other things, manipulate and/or destroy the databases, and also add the option to trojan the firebird binaries. This will in effect allow for compromising of other users/root accounts."
Maybe someone can use this exploit to rename their product.