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Re: [SECURITY] [DSA 3148-1] chromium-browser end of life

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your good work for Debian!

Op 04-02-15 om 23:48 schreef Mike Hommey:
>> In the past, Iceweasel and Icedove never had a year security support
>> after a new release.
> I'm curious to know where that's coming from. Iceweasel and Icedove have
> always received security support, even if that means upgrading to a new
> version.

Lenny, 14 februari 2009
Iceweasel support for oldstable stopped at 24 Mar 2009:
Icedove support for oldstable stopped at 12 Jul 2009:

Squeeze, 6 Februar 2011
Icedove security support for oldstable stopped at 09 Mar 2011:
Iceweasel had support all the time.

Wheezy, 4 May 2013
The security support of Iceweasel for oldstable stopped at 26 Jun 2013:
Limited security updates for Icedove for oldstable on 29 Aug 2013:
No updates for oldstable anymore on 22 Apr 2014:

So after a few months, oldstable is not secure anymore when you use
Iceweasel and Icedove. So far I know it was also not possible to have a
year oldstable using backports. This is always a problem for me, because
I have customers with complex desktop systems.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen

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