Netscape security update
|Last updated on:||2004-08-18|
Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator 4.8 as distributed with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 contain security flaws and should not be used.
Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator have been removed from the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 CD-ROM distribution as part of Update 5. These
packages were based on Netscape 4.8, which is known to be vulnerable to
recent critical security issues, such as CAN-2004-0597, CAN-2004-0598, and
Netscape 7.2 contains fixes for these issues and is available from
http://www.netscape.com/. Netscape 4.8 packages will also remain available
via Red Hat Network for those who choose to use them despite their known
Users of Netscape 4.8 are advised to switch to Mozilla, which is included
and supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, and offers comparable
4.8 should uninstall the netscape packages.
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from: