Thursday, December 07, 2017

Mozilla Firefox Version 57.0.2 Released


FirefoxMozilla sent yet another update for Firefox Version 57 to the release channel, Version 57.0.2.

Fixed

  • Block old versions of G Data Endpoint Security for crashing Firefox on start up - Windows only (bug 1421991)
  • Fix a regression with WebGL and D3D9 - Windows only

    Update:

    To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox."  Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

    References




    Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
    May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Mozilla Firefox Version 57.0.1 Released


    FirefoxMozilla sent Firefox Version 57.0.1 to the release channel.

    Update:  The version update also included one Critical and two High security updates.


    Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 57.0.1
    Critical:
     High:

    Fixed

    • Fix a video color distortion issue on YouTube and other video sites with some AMD devices (bug 1417442)
    • Fix an issue with prefs.js when the profile path has non-ascii characters (bug 1420427)
    • Various security fixes
    • Google map crashes on OSX with Intel HD Graphics 3000

    Changed

    • Block injection of a client library associated with the RealPlayer Free player which is known to cause performance problems in Firefox. (Bug 1418535)
      Update:

      To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox."  Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

      References




      Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
      May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

      Tuesday, November 28, 2017

      Pale Moon Version 27.6.2 Released


      Pale Moon
      Pale Moon has been updated to Version 27.6.2. This is a security and minor bugfix update. Details from the Release Notes:

      Changes/fixes:
      • Implemented the concept of so-called "cookie-averse document objects" which is a security&privacy measure that blocks certain web content from setting cookies. This mitigates cookie-injection, which might help against "hidden" cookie tracking.
      • Mitigated some domain name spoofing through IDN by using dotless-i and dotless-j with accents. (CVE-2017-7832)
        Pale Moon will display these kinds of spoofed domains in punycode now in the actual address bar. (See Identity Panel below)*
        Please note that the identity panel will always be able to help you on secure sites when IDNs are in use to notice potential spoofing, as opposed to relying on detection algorithms in the URL itself. As such, some other issues like CVE-2017-7833 are already mitigated by us.
      • Fixed an issue with mixed-content blocking. (CVE-2017-7835)
      • Added an extra check for the correct signature data type on certificates.
      • Added missing sanitization in exporting bookmarks to HTML. (CVE-2017-7840)
      • Fixed several crashes and memory safety hazards.
      *Identity Panel

      If you are visiting a phishing site using an IDN (International-character Domain Names) to try and spoof the original domain, this identity panel, since 27.3.0, will clearly display the "raw" code of the IDN (also called "punycode", a domain starting with "xn--") instead of what the site is trying to spoof:

      spoofed-epic.png


       Minimum system Requirements (Windows):
      • Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008 or later
      • Windows Platform Update (Vista/7) strongly recommended
      • A processor with SSE2 instruction support
      • 256 MB of free RAM (512 MB or more recommended)
      • At least 150 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space
      Pale Moon includes both 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows:

      Update

      To get the update now, select "Help" from the Pale Moon menu at the upper left of the browser window.  Select About Pale Moon > Check for Updates.




      Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
      May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...