Mozilla has released an update for the stable version of its Firefox web browser that brings the version of it to Firefox 49.0.2.
Firefox 49.0.2 is a bug fix and security release that fixes several issues in the browser, among them two that we talked about just yesterday.
The new version is already available, and users may want to run a manual check for updates to speed up the updating process. This goes especially for users who are affected by one or multiple of the bugs fixed in the new version.
Do the following to run a manual update check in Firefox:
This should open a small About Mozilla Firefox window on the screen that checks for updates automatically. Firefox should find the version 49.0.2 update for the browser, and either download and install it automatically, or suggest to do so.
The following issues are fixed in the new version: (here is the changelog link)
Mozilla on top of that fixed several security vulnerabilities in Firefox 49.0.2.
CVE-2016-5287: Crash in nsTArray_base<T>::SwapArrayElements
A potentially exploitable use-after-free crash during actor destruction with service workers. This issue does not affect releases earlier than Firefox 49.
CVE-2016-5288: Web content can read cache entries
A Cliqz.com developer demonstrated that web content could access information in the HTTP cache if e10s is disabled. This can reveal some visited URLs and the contents of those pages. This issue affects Firefox 48 and 49.
The Android version has been updated as well to Firefox 49.0.2 for Android. It only got one of the fixes that dealt with compatibility issues with file uploads, and the security fixes.
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