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'Highly critical' flaw reported for Netscape software

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#1 KoanYorel


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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:12 PM

Published: April 26, 2005, 6:14 PM PDT
By Richard Shim
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

'Highly critical' flaw reported for Netscape software

An unpatched flaw in some versions of the Netscape browser could let an attacker into vulnerable systems, security company Secunia has warned.

A patch has not been created, according to Secunia.

...Secunia's advice for dealing with the issue is to "use another product."

Read complete article at CNET News

Now, Netscape recommends that one upgrades to the 8.0 version which is based
on Firefox coding and may not be affected by this flaw.
(Why not just choose to use Firefox?)

Edited by KoanYorel, 27 April 2005 - 03:37 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:59 PM

Evidently,an upgrade to the newest version of Netscape will prevent this, since it is based on FF code, according to the article.

Update(4/18/05): since writing this, some articles have suggested that it is not certain that the latest version will avoid this flaw.

Edited by jgweed, 28 April 2005 - 05:11 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:05 PM


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