Brad Q
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Firefox security hole in 68.3

Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:46 pm

Apparently there is a HUGE security hole in pre 68.4.1 Firefox versions. I got pretty excited when I saw the update this morning until I saw it was .3 and not .4.

Any ETA on when we will see the .4 version?

Thanks

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Re: Firefox security hole in 68.3

Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:36 pm

It's building now.

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Re: Firefox security hole in 68.3

Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:56 pm

I'd like to dump Chromium and have always used FireFox on my PCs only.

Is it tricky for a Pi nOOb like me to get FF working on Raspbian? I just did an update last night and that went well other than VLC not getting it's upgrade.


The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
vlc-bin : Depends: libvlc-bin (= 3.0.8-0+deb10u1+rpt1) but 3.0.8-0+deb10u1+rpt7 is to be installed
vlc-plugin-skins2 : Depends: vlc-plugin-qt (= 3.0.8-0+deb10u1+rpt7) but 3.0.8-0+deb10u1+rpt1 is to be installed
E: Broken packages
pi@raspberrypi:~ $
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Re: Firefox security hole in 68.3

Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:31 am

From my experience that indicates that the repo you are drawing from is in the process of being updated from the "master" repo and it only has some of the updated packages. Usually if you wait a few hours it will have all the packages.

While I do prefer Firefox as well, so far it has not contained the code to make use of the hardware decoding of video used on the pi. So I use Firefox for most stuff but Chromium for anything that has video. Other than that "sudo apt-get install firefox" worked for me.

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Re: Firefox security hole in 68.3

Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:58 am

Brad Q wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:31 am
From my experience that indicates that the repo you are drawing from is in the process of being updated from the "master" repo and it only has some of the updated packages. Usually if you wait a few hours it will have all the packages.

While I do prefer Firefox as well, so far it has not contained the code to make use of the hardware decoding of video used on the pi. So I use Firefox for most stuff but Chromium for anything that has video. Other than that "sudo apt-get install firefox" worked for me.
Great. Thanks. I'll give it a go.
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Re: Firefox security hole in 68.3

Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:55 am

4.1 is now available in the repo. Thanks Guys

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