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    Firefox Security Flaw Reported: Cross Platform

    Serious Firefox security flaw for non-admin users

    The item starts: I have found a fundamental security problem with Firefox updates on OS X.

    However the issue which has been reported does not seem to be that serious. It is reported that non-privileged users cannot check for updates to Firefox [Firefox updates go unreported to these users] Is this really that much of an issue? [would it be an issue for you?]

    I was particularly surprised by this line partway through the article:

    "Do the Firefox folks know their ar*e from their elbow when it comes to security?"
    [Spelling of one word above changed to prevent particularly strict filters blocking this post]

    Something and nothing?

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    Given that it is an open source product, I'm sure the "Firefox folks" will welcome his contributed patches if he cares sufficiently to fix it.

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    Gentoo is the same, grayed out but because it's installed from a package repository once a new version is available it will be installed.


    EDIT: As he found out below.

    Update: A Solaris sysadmin has just informed me that Firefox updates are catered for by the Solaris software update system.



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