Netscape Browser 8.0.4 released

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Netscape Browser 8.0.4 released

Postby J-M » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 10:22 am

New Netscape Browser version 8.0.4 has been released some minutes ago.

Direct download links at
http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/download/default.jsp

From Security Alerts page:

Security Alerts

The Netscape Browser, v8.0.4 includes all Firefox security patches up through 1.0.7.

Fixed in Netscape Browser 8.0.4

• MFSA 2005-58 Firefox 1.0.7 / Mozilla Suite 1.7.12 Vulnerability Fixes
• MFSA 2005-57 IDN heap overrun using soft-hyphens
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Postby Antony » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 11:49 am

They also included Flash Player 8 in the package, I just wonder why?

There's nothing wrong with Flash 7.
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Postby J-M » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 12:03 pm

Full version of information at updated Release Notes page
http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/support/relnotes.jsp :

What's fixed in this version?

• All security and bug fixes through Firefox 1.0.7
• Improved proxy handling
• Flash 8.0 is now bundled which fixes a variety of crashes

(Underlining made later, not included to original page)
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Postby DJGM » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 12:10 pm

And it's still for Windows only! Is Netscape ever going to be available for Mac OS X and Linux users again?
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disgusted with 8.0.4

Postby Fulvio » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 12:42 pm

I spent a good deal of time fine tuning 8.0.3.3, with the Skypilot Theme, to the point that NS8 was tolerable. Now, I am back to square one. all my settings are changed, and the Tabs which I was using, which, unfortunately, did not save are gone.
I am, pretty much done with 8.0.4. I don't even know where the system mail icon has landed, but, it is gone from the preferences.
I was able to reset it NS8.04. with old reliable Skypilot, and, I noticed that System Mail was out of the picture on the right, but I was able to "catch" it in Skypilot, and drag and drop it where I wanted it.
Still working in getting back the original settings, but I guess I got it back.
Thanks, AOL!
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Postby Pu7o » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 12:45 pm

DJGM wrote:And it's still for Windows only! Is Netscape ever going to be available for Mac OS X and Linux users again?


From the way things are going, it's probably obvious that (unfortunately) we won't see a Netscape 8 for a non-Windows operating system. The saddest part of all this is that the NS8 chrome is almost compatible with Firefox, which could have provided at least part of Netscape 8's functionality to other platforms.
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Postby DJGM » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 2:43 pm

Maybe Netscape 8.x.x will only ever be for Windows only. I'm hoping that after SeaMonkey (the internet
application suite formerly known as Mozilla) has gone "gold", that Netscape goes back to being a cross
platform app-suite, built upon SeaMonkey, like Netscape 7.x was built upon the Mozilla App-Suite.

Image

IMHO, while it's built upon a bastardization of Firefox, Netscape 8.x is little more than a very bad joke.
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Postby Pu7o » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 2:55 pm

I seriously doubt that, but we must never lose hope...
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Postby J-M » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 4:34 pm

New advisory Netscape Browser Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities from FrSIRT says the fixed vulnerabilities as CVE numbers and has a Critical severity level:

Advisory ID : FrSIRT/ADV-2005-2147
CVE ID : 2005-2871 - 2005-2701 - 2005-2702 - 2005-2703 - 2005-2704 - 2005-2705 - 2005-2706 - 2005-2707
Rated as : Critical
Remotely Exploitable : Yes
Locally Exploitable : Yes
Release Date : 2005-10-19

* Technical Description *

Multiple vulnerabilities were identified in Netscape, which could be exploited by malicious web sites to to execute arbitrary commands or conduct spoofing attacks. For additional information, see : FrSIRT/ADV-2005-1824

* Affected Products *

Netscape version 8.0.3.3 and prior

* Solution *

Upgrade to Netscape version 8.0.4 :
http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/download/default.jsp

* References *

http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2005/2147
http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/security/alerts.jsp

Source: http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2005/2147
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Netscape 8.0.4

Postby richard mitnick » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 6:08 pm

All I can say is thanks to sillydog.

I only know about the update because I had a couple of minutes to check out what was new in the way of posts.

After I did my work computer, I checked for updates in Netscape on my home computer. Netscape could not find that it had any updates.

So, again, thanks to sillydog, and the folks who keep it going.
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Postby Ramona » Wed 19 Oct, 2005 8:13 pm

Fulvio,

Thanks to your warning about the problems with losing your Preferences after the install of 8.0.4, I was able to install without losing anything, after a copy/paste.

I treated the new install much like the move from one PC to another. Here's what I did:

Removed the salted folder from my [tt]C:\Windows|Applications Data\Netscape\NSB folder[/tt]
(Windows 98SE)
Copied my C:\Program Files\plugins folder
Uninstalled 8.0.3.3
Rebooted

Installed 8.0.4
Let it start once and then closed. Like you said, it was totally messed up.

I then copied the contents of the old salted folder to the new salted folder, started 8.0.4 and everything was there, including extensions and themes. By salted folder I refer to the "randomcharacter.profilename" folder. FWIW...
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Postby macallan1824 » Thu 20 Oct, 2005 9:14 am

Antony wrote:They also included Flash Player 8 in the package, I just wonder why?
There's nothing wrong with Flash 7.

I had no end of crashes in NPSWF32, on several different PCs before upgrading to Flash 8 fixed things.

Turns out they occured when NS initialised the IE Flash 7 Control with the Netscape plugin already loaded.

I guess Macromedia never expected a browser to run both their Netscape Plugin & ActiveX Control at the Same Time.

Anyway, not a single crash since the 1st Flash 8 Beta - looks like they've fixed things ...
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Postby J-M » Sun 23 Oct, 2005 4:46 pm

Version v2.08 of Nullsoft Install System has been used to make Netscape 8.0.4 setup utility.

This is my first post to SD701 with NS8.0.4 installed to test UA string.
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Postby J-M » Sun 30 Oct, 2005 8:42 pm

Thanks for updating the text Download Netscape Browser 8.0.4 to the SD701 Message Centre main page, visible only when not logged in. :)
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Postby edgkenny » Thu 03 Nov, 2005 10:10 pm

macallan1824 wrote:
Antony wrote:They also included Flash Player 8 in the package, I just wonder why?
There's nothing wrong with Flash 7.

I had no end of crashes in NPSWF32, on several different PCs before upgrading to Flash 8 fixed things.

Turns out they occured when NS initialised the IE Flash 7 Control with the Netscape plugin already loaded.

I guess Macromedia never expected a browser to run both their Netscape Plugin & ActiveX Control at the Same Time.

Anyway, not a single crash since the 1st Flash 8 Beta - looks like they've fixed things ...

Maybe that was why Netscape kept crashing on me. Even the download manager was locking up sometimes. I upgraded to Netscape 8.0.4 with no problems. I have had no crashes or lockup since I upgraded.
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