ID SSA-2009-086-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2009-03-27T22:02:47


New mozilla-firefox packages are available for Slackware 12.2, and -current to fix security issues.

The new packages may also be used with earlier versions of Slackware.

More details about the issues may be found on the Mozilla website:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-3.0.8-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to firefox-3.0.8. This fixes some security issues. For more information, see: ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from Give a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.2 package: cdea87d640eb066f1cbd887af76d277e mozilla-firefox-3.0.8-i686-1.tgz

Slackware -current package: cdea87d640eb066f1cbd887af76d277e mozilla-firefox-3.0.8-i686-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg mozilla-firefox-3.0.8-i686-1.tgz