Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Security Update: Firefox

It's quite late, but it's already out anyways, so get the latest Firefox 3 update on -Current (this package is only provided in -Current for now). Also, it consist of new configuration to allow allow
mailto: links to open in Thunderbird (or other mailers). See the changelog entries below for more detail:
Mon Jul 21 11:15:47 CDT 2008
xap/mozilla-firefox-3.0.1-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Firefox 3.0.1.
This fixes some security issues:
For more information, see:http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html
Also, thanks to Phillip Warner for providing a configuration fix to allow mailto: links to open in Thunderbird (or other mailers). To use this, you may need to copy /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1/defaults/profile/mimeTypes.rdf over your own mimeTypes.rdf under $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/{something}.default, or merge in the changes to your own mimeTypes.rdf.
( -current only )
(* Security fix *)