Bugzilla 2.16.4 and 2.17.5 Released

Monday November 3rd, 2003

Vlad Dascalu writes: "The Bugzilla team yesterday released two new versions, 2.16.4 (based on the stable branch) and 2.17.5 (the development version). Release notes, a security advisory and a status update are available from the Bugzilla homepage.

"Both versions fix multiple security bugs found during the development process. The Bugzilla team recommends upgrading to the latest stable version to ensure security and proper operation.

"The status update includes information about the new features found in the development version, as well as details about the road towards Bugzilla 2.18.

"Bugzilla is a open-source bug-tracking system released under the MPL license that is currently used by the Mozilla Foundation in order to assist with its software development."

#1 Maybe now will upgrade

by alanjstr

Monday November 3rd, 2003 1:59 PM

I can't use the b.m.o sidebar because they didn't upgrade their version of Bugzilla. Maybe this will encourage them to do that.

#2 Re: Maybe now will upgrade

by mlefevre

Tuesday November 4th, 2003 5:30 AM

Maybe, but b.m.o. has got further behind before, and I can't see that any of these security issues are very relevant on b.m.o. - the products on b.m.o. aren't secret; I don't think there's anyone untrusted that has the ability to edit keywords; and accessing the summaries of security bugs via votes doesn't seem significant either - seems you would have to know that someone had voted on a particular bug to find that.

#4 Re: Re: Maybe now will upgrad

by Gerv

Wednesday November 5th, 2003 1:22 AM

When security bugs in Bugzilla are discovered, b.m.o. normally applies the patches directly. So none of these issues will affect it even if we don't upgrade for a little while.


#5 Re: Re: Re: Maybe now will up

by alanjstr

Wednesday November 5th, 2003 12:07 PM

Its not just the security bugs I want to see fixed.

#3 waiting for bugs 73665, 83245 to be fixed

by dipa

Tuesday November 4th, 2003 7:20 AM

Bug 73665 is on the "to do list", accorting to the status update. It blocks bug 83245 which is the main contributor to bugzilla "spam" (you know, those annoying "Bug xxxx has been marked as a duplicate of this bug" messages).