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Re: Guix IceCat users have had early access to security fixes

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: Guix IceCat users have had early access to security fixes
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:35:46 -0800
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

> Yesterday, Mozilla released Firefox ESR 45.6 and announced several CVEs
> fixed by it:
> I'm pleased to announce that Guix users of IceCat have had early access
> all of these fixes.
> Since November 30 (commit 9689e71d2f2b5e766415a40d5f5ab267768d217d),
> we've had fixes for CVE-2016-9897, CVE-2016-9898, CVE-2016-9899,
> CVE-2016-9900, CVE-2016-9904, and 4 out of 11 patches for CVE-2016-9893.
> Since December 3 (commit 5bdec7d634ce0058801cd212e9e4ea56e914ca0c),
> we've had the fixes that were later announced as CVE-2016-9901,
> CVE-2016-9902, CVE-2016-9905, and another patch for CVE-2016-9893.
> On December 10 (commit 56c394ee4397015d6144dab002ee43fc7e32a331), I
> cherry-picked the remaining fixes from the not-yet-released Firefox
> ESR 45.6: CVE-2016-9895, and the final six patches for CVE-2016-9893.
>       Mark

That's really awesome!  Thank you for keeping track of this.

By the way, I'm curious: I see that those changes (e.g.,
9689e71d2f2b5e766415a40d5f5ab267768d217d) added patches.  Do those
patches result in grafts, or is grafting a totally unrelated thing?


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