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Slackware New Mozilla 1.7.3 packages are available for Slackware 10.0 and -current to fix security issues.

[slackware-security]  Mozilla (SSA:2004-266-03)

New Mozilla 1.7.3 packages are available for Slackware 10.0 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz:  Upgraded to mozilla-1.7.3.
  The Mozilla page says this fixes some "minor security holes".
  It also breaks Galeon and Epiphany, and new versions of these have
  still not appeared.  In light of this, I think it's time to remove
  these Gecko-based browsers.  The future is going to be Firefox and
  Thunderbird anyway, and I don't believe Galeon and Epiphany can be
  compiled against Firefox's libraries.
  (* Security fix *)

[ Philip Langdale of the Galeon project was kind enough to write to tell
  me that Galeon can be compiled against Mozilla 1.7.3 if this option
  is used:  --with-mozilla-snapshot=1.7.2
  The point about Firefox remains though.  I don't intend to support the
  Mozilla suite, a number of browsers that depend on it, and Firefox and
  Thunderbird.  While these are all great projects the goal will be to
  choose the best one and go with it. ]

Where to find the new packages:

Updated packages for Slackware 10.0:

Updated packages for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 packages:
b94d6165e6412ce17113d57b8f4fa326  mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz
25f1b0a8b66dc21cff2ca8107184a33c  mozilla-plugins-1.7.3-noarch-1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
6e5a0460aa32b4d1014d068868cc616b  mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz
d930901e1ab613f492349833a15934ff  mozilla-plugins-1.7.3-noarch-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz mozilla-plugins-1.7.3-noarch-1.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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