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Erasmus online scan - update FF to same version?
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This installation of Mozilla Firefox 3.0.x is insecure and potentially exposes your system to security threats!

The detected version installed on your system is 3.0.11, however, the latest patched version released by the vendor, fixing one or more vulnerabilities, is 3.0.11.
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Anthony Wells RE: online scan - update FF to same version?
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You would get more detailed info using PSI ( especially in "advanced" mode ).

Only guessing , but maybe OSI considers v 3.5.1 as more "secure/up to date ?

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Erasmus RE: online scan - update FF to same version?
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on 17th Jul, 2009 16:47, Anthony Wells wrote:
You would get more detailed info using PSI ( especially in "advanced" mode ).

Only guessing , but maybe OSI considers v 3.5.1 as more "secure/up to date ?


PSI say:
"State of Programs [?] 0 Insecure 0 End-of-Life"

I'd rather suppose, this is the reason:

PSI say:
"Secure Browsing [?] 2 browsers are insecure" and then
"Sun Java JRE 1.6.x / 6.x Insecure, no solution SA35853"

And if you are right, why OSI want me to update FF 3.0.11 to 3.0.11 and not to 3.5 ? :-)
(I will do this tomorrow and take a look, what OSI will report then)

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Anthony Wells RE: online scan - update FF to same version?
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Last edited on 17th Jul, 2009 19:36

Hmmm !

Have just run OSI ( display secure programmes )shows V3.5.1 as green tick status up to date !!
Maybe a minor glitch somewhere - "secure browsing" still shows Java vulnerability - no solution - with 3.5.1 of course ; the "add on" NoScript could improve security in the interim.

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wr RE: online scan - update FF to same version?
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FWIT one could also run FF 3.5.0.0 in Safe mode until you update to 3.5.1-don't know why you wouldn't want to update, but that is a workaround. As for Java(tm) I personally haven't seen a solution as of yet-workaround or patch.

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Erasmus RE: online scan - update FF to same version?
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Hello @all
I have updated FF to 3.5.1. Everything is ok now, no further messages from OSI or PSI.
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