Netscape plays catch up with security patches

Summary:America Online has shipped version 9.0.0.4 of its alternative Netscape browser to incorporate the last batch of Firefox security patches.

Netscape plays catch up with security patches
America Online has shipped version 9.0.0.4 of its alternative Netscape browser to incorporate the last batch of Firefox security patches.

Netscape has a long-standing problem of always being late with Firefox patches but, with this update, it's clear that AOL is making the effort to keep pace with fixes from Mozilla.   Netscape is basically a wrapper around Firefox and Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

The Netscape update (available for download here) fixes several bugs that could lead to cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery and other system compromise attacks.

Secunia flags this as a "highly critical" update.

Topics: Browser, Security

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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