Critical Firefox & Thunderbird vulnerabilities
June 12, 2006
Critical vulnerabilities have recently been found in the following software:
- Firefox web browser
- Thunderbird e-mail client
- Mozilla SeaMonkey "application suite" (not widely used within SCS)
On Windows, Macintosh, or non-Facilitized Unix hosts, anyone running these software packages should upgrade to the latest versions, which are:
- Firefox 18.104.22.168 (See note below if you're running Firefox 1.0.x)
- Thunderbird 22.214.171.124
- Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.2
Note: Firefox 1.0.x users should upgrade to 126.96.36.199 since version 1.0.8 is the last released version of the 1.0.x line and no further versions or security upgrades will be released for 1.0.x.
For Facilitized Unix hosts, one can upgrade to the latest Firefox and and Thunderbird by putting the following lines in the file /usr/local/depot/depot.pref.local:
collection.release 1.5x firefox
collection.release 1.5x thndrbird
removing any previous local subscriptions to Firefox and then running /usr/local/bin/dosupdepot. SeaMonkey is not installed or supported by SCS Facilities.
Please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your attention,
SCS Help Desk