Severe Security Flaw in Netscape

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Security firm Secunia has issued a “highly critical” advisory for a security flaw in Netscape. The highly critical flaw was discovered earlier this week, and is known to affect at least Netscape versions 6.2.3 and 7.2. It may also affect other 6.x and 7.x versions of Netscape.

According to Secunia, the flaw allows a hacker to crash a users computer, or even to remotely execute code on the compromised system.

While a Netscape spokesperson advised Netscape users with the compromised versions of Netscape to upgrade to Netscape version 8.0, Secunia advised users to “use another product”.

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3 thoughts on “Severe Security Flaw in Netscape

  1. I’m pretty sure that Mozilla/Firefox has no connection with Netscape anymore, hasn’t for a few years… but yea, Netscape has a newer version? Though I see it’s still in beta.

  2. I came to the conclusion several years ago that Netscape was only a shell of its former self. AOL seems to put a lot of effort into creating a new release based on whatever Mozilla code is current at the time, then forget about it.

    The true Netscape experience has moved to Mozilla and now Firefox. If nothing else, they make an effort to fix security holes…something AOL rarely bothers to do even when the fix has been available for the Mozilla release they used when creating a version of Netscape.

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