Firefox 68.0.2 release information
Mozilla plans to release Firefox 68.0.2 and Firefox ESR 68.0.2 on August 14, 2019 to the stable release channel. Firefox users who run the Stable version of the browser will be updated to the new version if they have not disabled automatic updates in the web browser.
Mozilla released Firefox 68.0 and Firefox ESR 68.0 on July 9, 2019 to the public. The bug fix release Firefox 68.0.1 followed on July 18, 2019.
Firefox downloads and installs updates automatically by default. You can speed up the process (after update release) by selecting Menu > Help > About Firefox from the main menu of the browser. Firefox runs a check for updates to download any that it finds.
Downloads will also become available on the official Mozilla website after the official release of the update.
Firefox 68.0.2 and Firefox ESR 68.0.2 are bug fix releases that fix several issues in the browser. The issues are not security related.
Update: Firefox 68.0.2 fixed a single security issue with a moderate impact according to Mozilla. Attackers could bypass the master password protection in Firefox using the "copy password" context menu item to copy the passwords to the clipboard. End
Here is what is fixed in the new release:
- A bug caused some characters, e.g. #, $, or %, to be cut off when users searched from the URL bar of the browser. In other words: some special characters were not included in searches from the URL bar.
- Fonts may be loaded via file:// instructions if the web page referencing the resource is loaded locally.
- The Outlook web app printing issue is fixed. Firefox would print only the header and footer when printing emails in the web version of Outlook.
- A bug that caused some images not to be displayed anymore on reload. The issue did affect several sites and services including Google Maps.
- An issue that prevented some file and protocol handlers from working correctly when set up to start external applications using URI handlers.
Firefox users who are affected by at least one of the bugs may want to consider updating the browser to the new version immediately to fix these issues.
The next stable version of Firefox, Firefox 69.0, is scheduled for a release on September 3, 2019.
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