New Netscape Navigator 9 ships security fixes and is multi-platform

Netscape Navigator 9 has been released recently. The previous Netscape Browser 8.1 was released in April and it was Windows-only version. It is worth of noticing that the latest version is not Netscape Browser 9 or Netscape 9 – it’s Netscape Navigator 9.

The new version was released at

It appears that an official Security Alert page is not available, but Release Notes document and the UA string confirm that the new version is based to Mozilla Firefox codebase.

The latest fixed vulnerability in Firefox is this QuickTime issue (CVE-2006-4965). The Gecko level of previous version (Netscape 8.1.3) was Gecko rv 1.7.5 (20070321), in turn.

The typical WinXP User Agent is the following: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071015 Firefox/ Navigator/9.0