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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Icecat 45.3 urgently needed

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Icecat 45.3 urgently needed
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:30:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

> On June 7, Mozilla released a batch of security updates on their ESR 45
> branch.  Upstream support for the ESR 38 has apparently been dropped.
> Several of the fixed bugs are labelled "critical" by Mozilla, and some
> are expected to allow arbitrary code execution by a remote attacker.
> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox-esr/#firefoxesr45.2
> Therefore, GNU Icecat 38.x can no longer be used safely, and we are in
> urgent need of Icecat 45.2.

Mozilla has now released 45.3 with another batch of critical security
fixes.  It has now been over 8 weeks since GNU IceCat has been
vulnerable to published security flaws that are believed to allow
arbitrary remote code execution.


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