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Firefox 16 re-released fixing multiple vulnerabilities (The H)

Firefox 16 re-released fixing multiple vulnerabilities (The H)

Posted Oct 13, 2012 12:59 UTC (Sat) by freggy (guest, #37477)
In reply to: Firefox 16 re-released fixing multiple vulnerabilities (The H) by epa
Parent article: Firefox 16 re-released fixing multiple vulnerabilities (The H)

I'm not convinced downgrading was the best option. Firefox 16 fixed several disclosed security vulnerabilities present in Firefox 15. Downgrading made you vulnerable to these vulnerabilities which were known for a longer time.


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Firefox 16 re-released fixing multiple vulnerabilities (The H)

Posted Oct 14, 2012 18:45 UTC (Sun) by epa (subscriber, #39769) [Link]

In that case, Mozilla should not have pulled the 16.0 upgrade from the download sites. Either it's safer for most users than 15.x or it isn't.

Firefox 16 re-released fixing multiple vulnerabilities (The H)

Posted Oct 14, 2012 23:08 UTC (Sun) by Lennie (guest, #49641) [Link]

It's obvious from the actions of Mozilla they thought 15.x was the better temporary choice.

Firefox 16 re-released fixing multiple vulnerabilities (The H)

Posted Oct 15, 2012 9:54 UTC (Mon) by epa (subscriber, #39769) [Link]

Right, my point is, since 15.x is the better temporary choice, they needed to push out a downgrade from 16.0 to 15.x.

(This time it didn't matter too much since the vulnerability was not a severe one. But they need to have the mechanism available the next time a new version turns out to have a security hole.)


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