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Re: Security updates for Chromium on Debian Jessie

Le 28/09/2017 à 19:39, Daniel Bareiro a écrit :
Hi, Sven.

On 28/09/17 14:13, Sven Joachim wrote:

In the last DSA for the chromium-browser package (DSA-3985-1) I noticed
that the updates were released for stable, testing and unstable but not
for oldstable. I think the same thing happened with the previous update.

Maybe I'm missing something and Chromium on Jessie is no longer getting
security updates?

It seems that the maintainer is overworked and cannot provide Jessie
updates for chromium anymore[1].  Somebody else said he might be looking
at it[2], but that was six weeks ago and nothing happened so far.

So while it is not clear when chromium in jessie will be EOL'ed, it
seems advisable to switch to some other browser for now (if you want a
package from Debian, firefox-esr is the only option).

1. https://lists.debian.org/debian-security/2017/07/msg00009.html
2. https://lists.debian.org/debian-security/2017/08/msg00010.html

Thanks for the observation and the references. I was not aware of this.

Here I am using both Firefox and Chromium since sometimes I need to test
some things in both browsers (for example some WebRTC application such
as Jitsi Meet).

Thanks for your reply.

You can also install Google Chrome from the Google Debian repository. It's up-to-date and it works for Jessie.

Best regards.
Visual-Impairment Project Manager
Hypra - "Humanizing technology"

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