"March 23rd, the German government project Bürger-CERT
warned against using Firefox versions before 3.6.2. Though I was
not sure if this vulnerability also applies to Linux versions of
Firefox, I decided to update as quickly as possible. For Windows
users, it's easy: Firefox tells them there's a new version, Mozilla
did the Quality & Assurance testing of the new version, so they
can click on 'Update available' and they're up to date and less
prone to exploits.
"For Linux users however things are not so easy. They have to
rely on their distribution for the Q&A, and they will have to
wait for the package maintainers to include the newest version of
the browser. I use Gentoo, and there's no company behind it. Though
it has a pretty big community, it is not nearly as big as the
Debian community. As a result of this Gentoo isn't normally the
first distribution to ship the newest versions of software. As a
result, 3.6.2 was not yet available for Gentoo, though it was
recommended by Mozilla."
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