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Bookaholic2 Secunia Reporting latst Firefox upgrade as insecure
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I am running an updated Firefox, version 3.5.3, which is where Secunia points me to, but Secunia is telling me it is still insecure. I have used their solution to no avail.

I am running Vista Premium Home edition (32 bit). I have already uninstalled Firefox and done a clean install of the latest version and still get the same result from Secunia.

Does anybody have a solution for me? Thanks for the help in advance. Agnes

Anthony Wells RE: Secunia Reporting latst Firefox upgrade as insecure
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Hello Agnes ,

Using "advanced" mode of PSI , in which tabs are you finding Firefox 3.5.3 ?

Anthony

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Member 1st Oct, 2009 21:40
Last edited on 1st Oct, 2009 21:41 I have the same issue. Firefox 3.5.3 installed, listed under the 'Secure Browsing' tab in Advanced mode.

SAID is SA36649.
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Anthony Wells RE: Secunia Reporting latst Firefox upgrade as insecure
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If Firefox 3.5.3 shows in the "patched" tab , then Secunia is advising you that all the available security patches have been applied . Even so , the widespread use/popularity of the programme means that the bad guys will target it ; hence the colour bar in the "patched threat" column , you can mouse over it & click on it for more details.

Secunia knows of an existing vulnerability in Firefox & for which there is no patch available (as of now) - the same applies to IE7 & 8 - so it gives you a warning that the browser "could" be attacked in a known way by marking it "insecure" in the "secure browsing" tab ; each browser has a SAID which if you click on it will give you more details.

So , that means extra care & best practice when surfing.

Take care
Anthony

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Bookaholic2 RE: Secunia Reporting latst Firefox upgrade as insecure
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Anthony:

Thanks for the hint on Advanced mode. FireFox is there under both the insecure and patched tabs, so your second note seems to be correct.

The reason this concerned me in the first place is that FireFox will occasionally freeze up completely if I do a search and then I can't do any thing except force quit. DO you know if this is a known problem? Or do you have any suggestions how to resolve this.

Secunia is also reporting under insecure that several of the Java apps FireFox uses are insecure. Would it help to upgrade these or is that actually the problem?

Agnes.
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Anthony Wells RE: Secunia Reporting latst Firefox upgrade as insecure
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Hello Agnes ,

Just to be clear , Firefox 3.5.3 should be in the "patched" & "secure browsing" tabs ; it should not be showing in the "insecure" tab . If it is , then let us know what PSI is pointing to as the cause of the insecurity.

AS far as Java is concerned , then you do need to try to get rid of whatever PSI shows up in the "insecure" tab. If you have not done a proper "clean up" before , then follow Maurice Joyce's instructions in this thread & you should be OK :))

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/275...

Let us know if you need more help .

As far as Firefox freezing is concerned , could you please clarify "forced quit" & whether you refer only to Ff and not a forced shutdown of your computer , which you should always try to avoid except in dire emergency - you probably already know that .

The more recent versions of Firefox have been pretty stable , however some people have been having problems since 3.5 was released ; this can be add-on related , security software related or -less commonly - other types of software clash.

More generally , some malware block website access for their own purposes . You might record exactly when/which sites/searches give you problems.

The Mozilla Forums would likely be the best starting point and/or your security software Forum .
If you post more details here , someone may have their own experiences to add.

Take care
Anthony

PS:my experience is XP related , I know nothing about Vista.

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irishfeat RE: Secunia Reporting latst Firefox upgrade as insecure
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In firefox, open tools at the top
go to addons
check for updates

NoScript had a major update today, and seemed to help my problems.
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