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lmacri No Security Advisory RE: Firefox v. 8.0.1
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Last edited on 24th Nov, 2011 17:50

My latest PSI scan correctly detects my Firefox 8.0.0 browser but doesn't recommend an update to the v. 8.0.1 currently available for download on the Mozilla website at http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/. The release notes at http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/8.0.1/release... state Fixed several security issues.

Does anyone know if Secunia has released an advisory yet for Firefox 8.0.1? I couldn't see anything when I checked the Vulnerabilities board in the forum.


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mogs RE: No Security Advisory RE: Firefox v. 8.0.1
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@imacri

The Secunia Advisory for FF8 is here :-
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/38734/

I don't use FF but did glean the following from a Softpedia article :-
Mozilla has released its first bug-fixing update to the latest Firefox 8. The new Firefox 8.0.1 fixes two main bugs and possibly some more minor issues. A pre-release build Firefox 8.0.1 had previously been pushed to the Mozilla FTP servers.

It was later pulled, probably because it failed Mozilla's quality assurance tests. But Firefox 8.0.1 has now been officially released and it's safe to grab and install it. If you're already running Firefox 8, you should be getting an updated soon.

Firefox 8.0.1 fixes a bug that affected the Mac OS X version. In some cases, loading a Java Applet via the Java SE 6 1.6.0_29 would lead to a crash.

The new Firefox also fixes a startup crash bug that affected Windows users running RoboForm versions older than 7.6.2.

Firefox 8.0.1 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

It would therefore seem to be more of a bug fix .

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Maurice Joyce RE: No Security Advisory RE: Firefox v. 8.0.1
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From the link U gave all it fixes is this:

The latest version of Firefox has the following changes:

•Fixed Mac OS X crash that occurred in certain instances when a Java Applet is loaded with Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_29 installed.
•Fixed Windows startup crash caused by RoboForm versions older than 7.6.2.

I think your information came from details under this header:

The previous version of Firefox introduced the following changes:

If my reading is correct PSI will show the previous version as secure.


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lmacri RE: No Security Advisory RE: Firefox v. 8.0.1
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Hi Maurice:

You're correct, I checked the release notes for Firefox v. 8.0.1 again and the item Fixed several security issues is listed under changes made to the previous version (i.e., v. 8.0.0).

Thanks to both you and mogs for your prompt responses - it appears that the v. 8.0.1 release is indeed just a b]bug fix[/b].

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