Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Oct 11 04:04:19 BST 2006

On Sat, Oct 07, 2006 at 12:32:45PM -0700, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> While I really appreciate the work of Martin and others for the security
> of Ubuntu, a web browser is probably the most vulnerable aspect of the
> security of a system for most users:  it is a very often used piece of
> software, and once a security vulnerability is in the wild, who knows
> how many shady web sites will "implement" the vulnerability.

This isn't a safe assumption; like any other software, the severity must be
judged based on each individual vulnerability.  Additionally, because the
web browser is so critical to nearly every desktop user, it deserves a
little extra time to prepare the update carefully and avoid functional
regressions for users.

 - mdz

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