LMDE: FF and TB trying to update themselves from web

Bug #667137 reported by Petr Gajdůšek on 2010-10-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

Firefox (3.6.8-1linuxmint2) and Thunderbird (3.1.1-1linuxmint1) are checking for updates automatically. This should be disabled because they are provided by package management and therefore cannot be updated from other (upstream) sources.

Especially thunderbird displays often dialogs that new version was found but could not be updated. This is annoying.

In Debian iceweasel and icedove versions there are app.update.enabled keys in about:config locked and set to false. And there are no "Check for updates" items in "Help" menu .


Justin Krehel (jkrehel) on 2011-02-26
Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
Paul Gear (paulgear) wrote :

I think it would be better if this were treated as a security bug. Basically, it means that Mint users are vulnerable because they are not up-to-date with the latest security patches.

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