General Chat Thread, Firefox Security Flaw Reported: Cross Platform in General; Serious Firefox security flaw for non-admin users
The item starts: I have found a fundamental security problem with Firefox updates ...
17th August 2009, 10:36 PM #1
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:
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"Do the Firefox folks know their ar*e from their elbow when it comes to security?"
Something and nothing?
18th August 2009, 02:26 PM #2
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.
18th August 2009, 02:30 PM #3
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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