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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby km2357 » November 15th, 2016, 3:27 pm

Firefox 50.0 has been released:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... easenotes/

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Mozilla Firefox v50.0
Released: NOV 15 2016

What’s New
• Playback video on more sites without plugins with WebM EME Support for Widevine on Windows and Mac
• Improved performance for SDK extensions or extensions using the SDK module loader
• Added download protection for a large number of executable file types on Windows, Mac and Linux
• Increased availability of WebGL to more than 98 percent of users on Windows 7 and newer
• Added Guarani (gn) locale
• Added option to Find in page that allows users to limit search to whole words only
• Updates to keyboard shortcuts
Fixed
• Various security fixes
• Fixed rendering of dashed and dotted borders with rounded corners (border-radius)
Changed
• Blocked versions of libavcodec older than 54.35.1
• Added a built-in Emoji set for operating systems without native Emoji fonts (Windows 8.0 and lower and Linux)

Image Direct Download: Firefox 50.0 for Windows | Fully Localized Versions
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby km2357 » November 29th, 2016, 3:21 am

Firefox 50.0.1 has been released:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... easenotes/

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Mozilla Firefox v50.0.1
Released: NOV 28 2016

What’s New
Fixed
• Firefox crashes with 3rd party Chinese IME when using IME text

Image Direct Download: Firefox 50.01 for Windows | Fully Localized Versions
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby km2357 » December 1st, 2016, 1:55 am

Firefox 50.0.2 has been released:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... easenotes/

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Mozilla Firefox

Thanks to hayc59 at Calendar of Updates

Mozilla Firefox v50.0.2
Released: DEC 01 2016

What’s New
Fixed
• Vulnerability can be used to run attacker code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.
• Vulnerability can be used to gather sensitive data from sites in other windows or inject data or code into those sites, requiring no more than normal browsing actions.
•Vulnerabilities that would otherwise be High or Critical except they only work in uncommon non-default configurations or require the user to perform complicated and/or unlikely steps.
• Minor security vulnerabilities such as Denial of Service attacks, minor data leaks, or spoofs. (Undetectable spoofs of SSL indicia would have "High" impact because those are generally used to steal sensitive data intended for other sites.)

Image Direct Download: Firefox 50.0.2 for Windows | Fully Localized Versions
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby km2357 » December 13th, 2016, 3:10 pm

Firefox 50.1.0 has been released:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... easenotes/

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Mozilla Firefox

Thanks to hayc59 at Calendar of Updates

Mozilla Firefox v50.1.0
Released: DEC 12 2016

What’s New
Fixed
NO changes posted yet!

Image Direct Download: Firefox 50.1.0 for Windows | Fully Localized Versions
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby Wingman » January 24th, 2017, 12:57 pm

Mozilla Firefox

Thanks to hayc59 at Calendar of Updates

Mozilla Firefox v51.0
Released: JAN 23 2017


What’s New
New

• Added support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) playback
• Improved reliability of browser data sync
• An even faster E10s! Tab Switching is better!
• Added Georgian (ka) and Kabyle (kab) locales
• A warning is displayed when a login page does not have a secure connection
• Added support for WebGL 2
• Support saving passwords for forms without 'submit' events
• Improved video performance for users without GPU acceleration:
- Less CPU Usage
- Better full screen experience
• Visual indicator is shown in the URL bar if the zoom level is not at default level
• Users can now view passwords before saving them
• Remove Belarusian (be) locale
Changed
• Re-enabled E10s support for Russian (ru) locale
• Added support for Spatial Audio for 360 Videos on Facebook with Opus 255 Channel Mapping
• Updated to NSS 3.28.1
• Use 2D graphics library (Skia) for content rendering

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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby km2357 » January 27th, 2017, 2:09 am

Firefox 51.0.1 has been released:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... easenotes/

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Mozilla Firefox

Firefox 51.0.1 Release
January 26, 2017


Fixed
o Geolocation not working on Windows (Bug 1333516)
o Multiprocess incompatibility did not correctly register with some add-ons (Bug 1333423)

Download Version 51.0.1 | Fully Localized Versions
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby km2357 » March 7th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Firefox 52.0 has been released:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... easenotes/

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Thanks to hayc59 at Calendar of Updates

Firefox 52.0 Released
Released: March 07 2017


New
• Added support for WebAssembly, an emerging standard that brings near-native performance to Web-based games, apps, and software libraries without the use of plugins.
• Added automatic captive portal detection, for easier access to Wi-Fi hotspots. When accessing the Internet via a captive portal, Firefox will alert users and open the portal login page in a new tab.
• Added user warnings for non-secure HTTP pages with logins. Firefox now displays a “This connection is not secure” message when users click into the username and password fields on pages that don’t use HTTPS.
• Implemented the Strict Secure Cookies specification which forbids insecure HTTP sites from setting cookies with the "secure" attribute. • In some cases, this will prevent an insecure site from setting a cookie with the same name as an existing "secure" cookie from the same base domain.
• Enhanced Sync to allow users to send and open tabs from one device to another.
Fixed
• Various security fixes
• Improved text input for third-party keyboard layouts on Windows.
• This will address some keyboard layouts that have chained dead keys
• Input two or more characters with a non-printable key or a dead key sequence
• Input a character even when a dead key sequence failed to compose a character
and much more...

Image Direct Download: Firefox 52.0 for Windows | Fully Localized Versions
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Re: Firefox Updates

Unread postby Wingman » March 18th, 2017, 8:20 am

Mozilla Firefox

Thanks to Hardhead at Calendar of Updates

Mozila Firefox 52.0.1 Released
March 17, 2017


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Impact: critical
Products: Firefox, Firefox ESR
Fixed in: Firefox 52.0.1, Firefox ESR 52.0.1
#CVE-2017-5428: integer overflow in createImageBitmap()

Reporter: Chaitin Security Research Lab via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative
Impact: critical

Description:
An integer overflow in createImageBitmap() was reported through the Pwn2Own contest. The fix for this vulnerability disables the experimental extensions to the createImageBitmap API. This function runs in the content sandbox, requiring a second vulnerability to compromise a user's computer. # Fixed in Firefox 52.0.1

integer overflow in createImageBitmap() — Mozilla

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