Progeny Security Advisory: Netscape Navigator fails to protect privacyApr 20, 2001, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
From: Progeny Security Team <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: PROGENY-SA-2001-07: Netscape Navigator fails to protect privacy Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 19:26:36 -0500 (EST)
PROGENY LINUX SYSTEMS -- SECURITY ADVISORY PROGENY-SA-2001-07 Topic: Netscape Navigator fails to protect privacy Software: netscape Announced: 2001-04-09 Credits: Florian Wesch <email@example.com> Affects: Progeny Debian (netscape prior to 4.77) Debian GNU/Linux (netscape prior to 4.77) Vendor-Status: New Version Released (4.77 on 2001-03-26) Corrected: 2001-04-19
A web site can gain access to browser history and possibly other data kept in Netscape's browser that wouldn't normally be available.
Upgrade to a fixed version of Netscape's browser. Netscape Navigator version 4.77 corrects the problem. For your convenience, you may upgrade to the package netscape_4.77-1progeny2.
UPDATING VIA APT-GET
1. Ensure that your /etc/apt/sources.list file has a URI for Progeny's update repository:
deb http://archive.progeny.com/progeny updates/newton/
2. Update your cache of available packages for apt(8).
# apt-get update
3. If you are currently running the Netscape browser, please exit the
4. Using apt(8), install the new package. apt(8) will download the
update, verify its integrity with md5, and then install the package on your system with dpkg(8).
# apt-get install netscape
UPDATING VIA DPKG
We do not recommend upgrading Netscape's browser using dpkg. Please use apt.
See http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/175060 for further details of the vulnerability.
Progeny advisories can be found at http://www.progeny.com/security/.
pub 1024D/F92D4D1F 2001-04-04 Progeny Security Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>