firefox (SSA:2007-213-01)
Posted on: 08/02/2007 01:47 PM

New mozilla-firefox packages are available for Slackware 11.0 and 12.0 to fix security issues.

Note that Firefox 1.5.x has reached its EOL (end of life) and is no longer being updated by mozilla.com. Users of Firefox 1.5.x are encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 2.x. Since we use the official Firefox binaries, these packages should work equally well on earlier Slackware systems.

More details about the security issues may be found at this link:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#firefox

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to firefox-2.0.0.6.
This upgrade fixes some more security bugs.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#firefox
(* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com? Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab (http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/extra/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.6/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 11.0 package:
77bb6342ba2bce50ae793c449b8a2365 mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
77bb6342ba2bce50ae793c449b8a2365 mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/firefox_ssa2007_213_01.html)