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Firefox 1.5.0.2 Released
Mozilla.org ^ | 4/13/2006 | Mozilla.Org

Posted on 04/14/2006 2:52:03 PM PDT by zeugma

What's New in Firefox 1.5.0.2

Firefox 1.5.0.2 provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors, and stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safer Internet experience for our users. We recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest version.

Here's what's new in Firefox 1.5.0.2:

The Burning Edge has more detailed lists of notable bug fixes.

Release Date: April 13, 2006




TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browser; firefox; mozilla; securityupdate; update

Fixed in Firefox 1.5.0.2

MFSA 2006-29 Spoofing with translucent windows
MFSA 2006-28 Security check of js_ValueToFunctionObject() can be circumvented
MFSA 2006-25 Privilege escalation through Print Preview
MFSA 2006-24 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
MFSA 2006-23 File stealing by changing input type
MFSA 2006-22 CSS Letter-Spacing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
MFSA 2006-20 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.0.2)


Update or upgrade.

1 posted on 04/14/2006 2:52:06 PM PDT by zeugma
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To: N3WBI3; ShadowAce
Could y'all ping the lists please?

 IBTT!
 

2 posted on 04/14/2006 2:53:03 PM PDT by zeugma (Anybody who says XP is more secure than OS X or Linux has been licking toads.)
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To: zeugma

1.5.0.2? They're getting just a little carried away with their versioning!


3 posted on 04/14/2006 2:54:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (America for Americans: No amnesty.)
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To: zeugma

Got it...


4 posted on 04/14/2006 2:54:40 PM PDT by Drango (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: newzjunkey
1.5.0.2? They're getting just a little carried away with their versioning!

Ya, it would seem so. It actually makes a little bit of sense if you know what the parts mean.

The 1.5 is a major version number. Extensions and Themes aren't guaranteed to function exactly alike between major versions.

 The 0 is a minor version number. The Firefox team doesn't guarantee  extension and theme compatability, but make every effort not to change any APIs in such a way that they would break.

The final ".2" indicates this is a stability/bugfix/security release. It shouldn't adversely affect any themes, extensions, or plugins.

There has been a bit of grumbling about the way they are doing versioning these days. It doesn't bother me any.

5 posted on 04/14/2006 3:02:38 PM PDT by zeugma (Anybody who says XP is more secure than OS X or Linux has been licking toads.)
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To: zeugma

I won't bother, mine works fine. I'd wait for a major upgrade instead of some minor upgrade.


6 posted on 04/14/2006 3:07:24 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: John Williams
Yup. It's a bug/security fix.

If ya want new features, you'll have to go to a nightly build. I don't recommend it for the faint of heart though.

 

8 posted on 04/14/2006 5:59:07 PM PDT by zeugma (Anybody who says XP is more secure than OS X or Linux has been licking toads.)
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To: zeugma
I hope this update process for 1.5.0.2 is indicative of the way it will be from now on.

This was the least painful update I've done to Firefox since I started using it at v0.8.
Lickety split with no errors or munged extensions.

10 posted on 04/14/2006 8:52:59 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Glad it is working better than it used to. I always download the whole package, to make it easy to update all my local PCs remotely. This also allows me to keep the old version in place so I can roll back if I ever want or need to for something. I'm a little paranoid sometimes :-)
11 posted on 04/14/2006 10:13:59 PM PDT by zeugma (Anybody who says XP is more secure than OS X or Linux has been licking toads.)
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To: N3WBI3; ShadowAce; Tribune7; frogjerk; Salo; LTCJ; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; amigatec; Fractal Trader; ..

OSS PING

If you are interested in the OSS ping list please mail me

12 posted on 04/15/2006 9:53:09 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (If SCO wants to go fishing they should buy a permit and find a lake like the rest of us..)
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To: zeugma
The update deleted all my extensions so I had to reinstall them. No big deal since I only had three.
13 posted on 04/15/2006 10:09:38 AM PDT by ol painless (ol' painless is out of the bag)
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To: zeugma

Installed minutes ago. Works like a champ.


14 posted on 04/15/2006 10:16:29 AM PDT by magellan ( by)
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To: N3WBI3
Thanks for the ping.  Will upgrade today.
15 posted on 04/15/2006 10:25:16 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I hope this update process for 1.5.0.2 is indicative of the way it will be from now on. '

This was the least painful update I've done to Firefox since I started using it at v0.8.
Lickety split with no errors or munged extensions.

The only extension that quit working for me when I upgraded to 1.5.0.1 months ago was the bandwith tweaker extension.  I found a newer and different one that works called FasterFox. 

16 posted on 04/15/2006 10:43:31 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: ol painless

"The update deleted all my extensions so I had to reinstall them. No big deal since I only had three."

Yeah, I caught that problem. On the other hand, it kept my bookmarks and homepage this time, so it's improving rapidly.

I really like Firefox more and more as I get into playing with the extensions and add-ons out there.


17 posted on 04/15/2006 8:25:33 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile ('Is' and 'amnesty' both have clear, plain meanings. Are Billy Jeff and the President related?)
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To: LibertarianInExile
My favorite extension is: NoScript, which blocks Java, and JavaScript from running on sites except the ones you specify. Saves time and trouble, not having to go to preferences to enable or disable JS when you need it, and when you don't.

And my update to 1.5.0.2 was really smooth. Automatic while I was FReeping.

18 posted on 04/16/2006 6:43:59 AM PDT by AFreeBird (your mileage may vary)
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To: zeugma
I'm a little paranoid sometimes

Yeah, me too. I've gotten burned a couple of times on major release upgrades...mainly with extensions and themes, so I made a little backup and restore script that I run after each browsing session.
Though, I will say that I've discovered the reason for the problem with extensions and themes not installing on major releases...the minimum version parameter in the .rdf file for an extension.
Change that to reflect the new version number and it will install easily. Possible compatibility issues notwithstanding.     =;^)

19 posted on 04/16/2006 12:36:31 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: zeugma
Could y'all ping the lists please?

Sorry--I was away all weekend due to the holiday. Still want me to ping my list?

20 posted on 04/18/2006 5:49:24 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

If you want. I think most of the regulars found it.


21 posted on 04/18/2006 6:21:11 AM PDT by zeugma (Anybody who says XP is more secure than OS X or Linux has been licking toads.)
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