Firefox 113.0.2 fixes a crash on Windows and some other issues
Mozilla has just released a new stable version of its open source Firefox web browser. Firefox 113.0.2 is the second point release and already available via the browser's automatic updating system. Firefox 113.0.2 addresses four issues, all non-security, including a crash fix on Windows systems.
Firefox users may select Menu > Help > About Firefox to check the current installed version and run a check for updates. The new version should be picked up and installed automatically.
Firefox's about page should display 113.0.2 as the version after the upgrade has been installed.
Firefox 113.0.2 is a non-security update for the stable version of the web browser. The release fixes four issues, two of which are specific to the Windows platform.
The crash issue affects a very specific scenario. It affects Firefox on Windows 10 devices only and only when certain videos on Reddit were played in the browser.
The user who reported the bug described it with the following words: "The video starts and after a few seconds, the whole window turns white for a short period, the UI is restored but the video is stuck to a certain frame even though the audio still runs in the background. "
Mozilla addressed the issue in Firefox 113.0.2 and appears to have pinpointed it to a specific Intel video card driver, Intel HD Graphics 530 of Driver Version: 220.127.116.1190.
The second fix addresses a picture-in-picture issue in Firefox on Windows. According to the bug report, Firefox's picture-in-picture mode clashed with the open source tools collection Microsoft PowerToys. In particular, the tool FanzyZones did not "register the PiP window as snappable to the layout", which meant that it could not be assigned to a zone.
FanzyZones allows Windows users to create zones on their system's desktop to which program windows may be dragged to.
The third fix addresses an issue with the browser's bookmarks and history sidebar scrollbar. The scrollbar would not update if Firefox windows were resized vertically.
The bug report on Bugzilla adds that the vertical scrollbar would not reflect the actual height unless the width was changed as well.
The final fix addresses an issue related to the Developer Tools web console. It could cause Firefox to freeze on some pages if the web console was open during load.
You can check out the full release notes for Firefox 113.0.2 here. The next major Firefox release is scheduled for a June 6, 2023 release.
Firefox users who are not affected by any of the issues do not have to rush the installation of the update.
Nothing wrong here with FF 113, and indeed I think it’s better than v112 so far.
@John G. – I feel sad that Firefox point releases are so boring – Chrome and chromium based browsers are much more exciting because they have dozens of vulnerabilities and usually at least one zero day exploit.
Cyber-criminals only target products used by many, such as Windows and Chromium-based browser, especially Google Chrome. So, that explains why FF’s fixes are quite boring. FF not the main target for hackers, Chrome and its -ium based browser does.
@Vox – no, crime gangs test their exploits against Firefox as well as against chromium based browsers. They would be just as happy to exploit Firefox on Windows as to exploit Chrome or Edge or Brave or Opera, some of which have fewer users than Firefox. The big difference is that chromium, just like Windows, has far more vulnerabilities due to the high number of errors that Google’s programmers consistently make. So it’s simply much easier to exploit.
In nature this is called aposematism and is a skill to be unattractive to predators. If Firefox is not attractive enough for hackers, that is a massive benefit.
Chrome itself is proven full of holes and actively exploited 0 days. They are only patched after the hackers already had their share of victims.
Now the question of the smart intrigued self-thinking reader:
1) A house with a steel door in a neighbourhood with daily break-ins, that no matter what is still torn off the hinges?
2) Or a house with a simple wooden door in a good neighbourhood with no break-ins?
The answer could confuse people who listen to authoritarian Google security advocates, that still cannot ship a browser without actively exploited 0 days, year after year.
Together we can break the record of 8 zero days in 2022 this year!
if Firefox is so easy to find exploits in, then why aren’t all the bug bounty hunters finding them?
There were 9 zero days in the wild in 2022
But wait… there were 15 zero days in the wild in 2021
FF 113 still crashes regularly when trying to scroll down in certain PDF files.
I use FF 113 as my browser at work, and since version 112 Firefox has been a tremendous liability with this bug running amok and apparently unchecked.
Still haven’t “fixed” the horrible extensions puzzle-piece menu and lack of a customizable extensions menu like the old Overflow menu. Staying on v110. Brave is looking better every day.
Google this and be enlightened, then fix it yourself. Problem is literally solved since months.
firefox puzzle icon “css” reddit
Been really impressed with the last two versions of Firefox, v112 and v113 that is. Performance improvements can be felt easily. Kudos to the devs, they’ve clearly been working hard!