Netscape Browser 8.0.3.3 released

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Netscape Browser 8.0.3.3 released

Postby J-M » Mon 08 Aug, 2005 1:05 pm

http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/download/default.jsp

There was no version 8.0.3.2 at all.

From Release Notes (http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/support/relnotes.jsp):

The Netscape Browser

Version 8.0.3.3

Visit the security center on http://browser.netscape.com for detailed security fixes.

What's fixed in this version?

• All security and bug fixes through Firefox 1.0.6
• A bug disabling downloads for many users

Underlining done by me

- Juha-Matti
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Postby J-M » Mon 08 Aug, 2005 1:09 pm

From Security Alerts page:

• MFSA 2005-56 Code execution through shared function objects
• MFSA 2005-55 XHTML node spoofing
• MFSA 2005-54 Javascript prompt origin spoofing
• MFSA 2005-53 Standalone applications can run arbitrary code through the browser
• MFSA 2005-52 Same origin violation: frame calling top.focus()
• MFSA 2005-51 The return of frame-injection spoofing
• MFSA 2005-50 Possibly exploitable crash in InstallVersion.compareTo()
• MFSA 2005-49 Script injection from Firefox sidebar panel using data:
• MFSA 2005-48 Same-origin violation with InstallTrigger callback
• MFSA 2005-47 Code execution via "Set as Wallpaper"
• MFSA 2005-46 XBL scripts ran even when Javascript disabled
• MFSA 2005-45 Content-generated event vulnerabilities
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Postby Ginkan » Mon 08 Aug, 2005 2:45 pm

thx god... it finally come out
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netscape 8.3.0.3

Postby richard mitnick » Mon 08 Aug, 2005 2:57 pm

I ran Check for Updates in Tool|Options and got nothing.

I got the update, by going to Downloads in netscape.com. But how come the check in Tools|Options did not work? It worked fine for 8.0.3.1.
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Postby J-M » Mon 08 Aug, 2005 8:06 pm

* No new themes available

* No changes in splash screen

*According to UA string (...en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050729 Netscape/8.0.3.3) version 8.0.3.3 is based to Gecko version from 29th July
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Postby Antony » Mon 08 Aug, 2005 9:57 pm

J-M wrote:*According to UA string (...en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050729 Netscape/8.0.3.3) version 8.0.3.3 is based to Gecko version from 29th July
There's no need to use the latest version available, may that be bleeding-edge version.
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Postby Antony » Mon 08 Aug, 2005 10:03 pm

I noticed something interesting about the disk space requirement:

Netscape pages say "35 MB hard drive space" (at time of posting).
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But in my installation, it asked for 50.5MB disk space.
(I removed Netscape 8.0.3.1 from Windows 2000 Pro SP 4 under Virtual PC 7.0.2.)

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Also, Netscape 8.0.3.1 used Nullsoft Install system v2.07, now it's v2.08 for the installer software.
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Postby J-M » Wed 17 Aug, 2005 5:49 pm

It seems that we have not so much end-user based (or not end-user :)) feedback about new 8.0.3.3, noticed after version 8.0.3.1 release too.
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Postby Pu7o » Tue 23 Aug, 2005 4:07 pm

People, the number after Gecko/ is the date when Netscape was compiled!!! It is NOT the Gecko release date! The Gecko revision is the number after rv: (in this case 1.7.5), which means that Netscape is using a patched Firefox 1.0 Gecko code! It is NOT using Gecko from 29th July!
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Postby Andrew T. » Tue 23 Aug, 2005 4:24 pm

Pu7o wrote:People, the number after Gecko/ is the date when Netscape was compiled!!! It is NOT the Gecko release date! The Gecko revision is the number after rv: (in this case 1.7.5), which means that Netscape is using a patched Firefox 1.0 Gecko code! It is NOT using Gecko from 29th July!


That's correct. If someone compiled the code of Netscape 6.0 from 2000 today, the resulting Gecko build ID would be "20050823" even though the browser and therefore Gecko codebase are in fact nearly five years old.
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Postby DJGM » Tue 27 Sep, 2005 7:44 pm

I think it's about time this thread was downgraded from Announcement to normal status, especially
since Netscape have not yet bothered to apply the patches for the recent security vulnerabilities.
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Postby DiGravioandSons » Sat 01 Oct, 2005 7:31 am

I went to the Netscape forum a few days ago and asked the question of why Netscape has not issued patches for the recent security vulnerabilities. The answer I got from the forum administrator was what vulnerabilities are these, could you be more specific. I listed these vulnerabilities to him. Now I am not a computer wiz, but i do know about the security issues which affected Firefox,Mozilla,and Netscape browsers.I asked why Netscape has not patched there browser, but Firefox and Mozilla issued quick patches. He stated it will be updated in the next version,but they are not serious security threats. My question is Netscape is based on Firefox. Firefox took this very ser. and issued fast patches. Netscape is playing the security issue down WHY.
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Postby DJGM » Sat 01 Oct, 2005 8:12 am

The Netscape Browser forum admin is wrong to play down these vulnerabilities, given the
fact that they were/are quite serious vulnerabilities, even for the Gecko based browsers.
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Postby Pu7o » Sat 01 Oct, 2005 9:35 am

Actually, the one who said that these vulnerabilities were not important was not the NSB forum admin, but Jay Garcia.
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Postby DiGravioandSons » Sat 01 Oct, 2005 1:41 pm

The way he has to answer for everyone,and downplays any Netscape problems I assumed he was the Netscape forum admin. If i am not mistaken he did say he worked for Netscape. Because when a issue comes up he checks with his supervisor.
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