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Re: [opensuse-security] Firefox exploit found in the wild-Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2015-78

On Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:04:08 AM Marcus Meissner wrote:
> Hi,
> Our original plan was to fold wait for Firefox 40. This is also
> the version currently in the QA queue for openSUSE.
> I hope we can release it today.
> Ciao, Marcus

Thank you Marcus for this update. 

Definitely, Firefox 40 is much appreciated and fixes all known bugs up to 

> On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 10:01:07AM +0100, Peter Keller wrote:
> > I concur with Rick: I find it a bit disturbing that a week after this
> > nasty exploit was announced, Firefox 39.0.3 has only made it into
> > Tumbleweed, with 13.1 and 13.2 still at version 39.0.
> > 
> > Is there no way that this can be fast-tracked for openSUSE? Both RHEL
> > and CentOS managed to ship the new version several days ago.
> > 
> > Peter.
> > 

Thank you Peter for your concern.

I did also notice other distribution went Firefox 39.0.3 several days ago. And 
I was also tempted to recommend adding Mozilla repositories for openSUSE in 
order to keep it up and protect our systems.

In the meantime, I tweaked a few Firefox features and switched to "Always Ask" 
for PDF preview on Application Preferences. 

However, trustful Marcus said perhaps Firefox 40 is released today and I will 
wait for it. :-)


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