[Solved] CentOS 7, Firefox, and Spectre

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[Solved] CentOS 7, Firefox, and Spectre

Postby ysc » 2018/01/07 08:03:09

Hi all (Happy New Year),

I was wondering whether it is recommended to update Firefox to Firefox-Quantum (v.57) in CentOS 7. As you know Spectre is all over the news, and according to this Mozilla security note, Spectre is mitigated in their newly released Firefox 57.0.4 (my CentOS 7 packs v.52 as I guess yours do too?).

Is it worth deleting v.52 and installing v.57? If so, do you recommend a specific repository? Or should I use a tarball?

Thanks!
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Re: CentOS 7, Firefox, and Spectre

Postby TrevorH » 2018/01/07 12:40:01

I'd wait and see what RH release in the next week or so. I'd imagine that the ESR branch of firefox will get that fix too.
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Re: CentOS 7, Firefox, and Spectre

Postby ysc » 2018/01/08 18:17:21

That makes sense, thanks for your reply!