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Red Hat: Updated Netscape packages are now available

Netscape is a suite of Internet utilities including a Web browser, email client, and Usenet news reader. Netscape version 4.8 contains various bugfixes and updates. Fixed packages are available from
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated Netscape packages are now available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2003:026-01
Issue date:        2003-06-20
Updated on:        2003-06-20
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          netscape shockwave flash
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2001:046
CVE Names:         CVE-2002-0846 CAN-2002-1467
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1. Topic:

Updated Netscape 4.8 packages fixing various bugs and vulnerabilities are
now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - i386
Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386

3. Problem description:

Netscape is a suite of Internet utilities including a Web browser, email
client, and Usenet news reader.

Netscape version 4.8 contains various bugfixes and updates.

Note that Macromedia Flash is no longer included as of this update. The
recommended Macromedia Flash with security fixes no longer supports
Netscape 4.x.  The security issues that affected the Macromedia Flash
player include CVE-2002-0846 and CAN-2002-1467.

It is recommended that all Netscape Communicator and Netscape Navigator
users upgrade to these errata packages.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed ( for more info):

62052 - Does the netscape use an insecure zlib ??
65862 - A problem for the zh_CN.GB2312 locale
71341 - Lots of security holes in flash plugin

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:



Red Hat Linux 7.2:




Red Hat Linux 7.3:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
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032703508f7b88f76ccf165d25205c16 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/netscape-4.8-1.src.rpm
bca8e4fb892620446b5a01d90497af76 7.1/en/os/i386/netscape-common-4.8-1.i386.rpm
593114a82c9328cf460ee51f0f9f3f88 7.1/en/os/i386/netscape-communicator-4.8-1.i386.rpm
15e44faf340c72c07b80d871fef18c37 7.1/en/os/i386/netscape-navigator-4.8-1.i386.rpm
032703508f7b88f76ccf165d25205c16 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/netscape-4.8-1.src.rpm
bca8e4fb892620446b5a01d90497af76 7.2/en/os/i386/netscape-common-4.8-1.i386.rpm
593114a82c9328cf460ee51f0f9f3f88 7.2/en/os/i386/netscape-communicator-4.8-1.i386.rpm
15e44faf340c72c07b80d871fef18c37 7.2/en/os/i386/netscape-navigator-4.8-1.i386.rpm
bca8e4fb892620446b5a01d90497af76 7.2/en/os/ia64/netscape-common-4.8-1.i386.rpm
593114a82c9328cf460ee51f0f9f3f88 7.2/en/os/ia64/netscape-communicator-4.8-1.i386.rpm
15e44faf340c72c07b80d871fef18c37 7.2/en/os/ia64/netscape-navigator-4.8-1.i386.rpm
032703508f7b88f76ccf165d25205c16 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/netscape-4.8-1.src.rpm
bca8e4fb892620446b5a01d90497af76 7.3/en/os/i386/netscape-common-4.8-1.i386.rpm
593114a82c9328cf460ee51f0f9f3f88 7.3/en/os/i386/netscape-communicator-4.8-1.i386.rpm
15e44faf340c72c07b80d871fef18c37 7.3/en/os/i386/netscape-navigator-4.8-1.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key is
available from

You can verify each package with the following command:

    rpm --checksig -v 

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:


8. References:

9. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at

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