Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mozilla Firefox Version 30.0 Released


Mozilla sent Firefox Version 30.0 to the release channel. The update includes five (5) Critical and two (2) High security updates.

Unfortunately, the issue introduced with version 29.1 that many users have experienced with slow shut downs resulting in the "Firefox is already running" warning remains unresolved.  In the meantime, Firefox users having this issue may want to refer to the KB article, "Firefox is already running but is not responding" error message - How to fix it.

Fixed in Firefox 30

MFSA 2014-54 Buffer overflow in Gamepad API
MFSA 2014-53 Buffer overflow in Web Audio Speex resampler
MFSA 2014-52 Use-after-free with SMIL Animation Controller
MFSA 2014-51 Use-after-free in Event Listener Manager
MFSA 2014-50 Clickjacking through cursor invisability after Flash interaction
MFSA 2014-49 Use-after-free and out of bounds issues found using Address Sanitizer
MFSA 2014-48 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:30.0 / rv:24.6

What’s New

  • New -- Sidebars button in browser chrome enables faster access to social, bookmark, & history sidebars
  • New -- Mac OS X command-E sets find term to selected text
  • New -- Support for GStreamer 1.0
  • Changed -- Disallow calling WebIDL constructors as functions on the web
  • Fixed -- Ignore autocomplete="off" when offering to save passwords via the password manager (see 956906)
  • Fixed -- TypedArrays don't support new named properties (see 695438)
  • Fixed -- Various security fixes

Known Issues

  • unresolved -- Errors loading scripts inside eval scripts with Developer Tools open (998908), Resolved in v31.0beta
  • unresolved -- Mac OS X: cmd-L no longer opens a new window when no window is available (1008793), Resolved in v32.0a2
  • unresolved -- Without affecting security, after restoring your session, Extended Validation Certificates might not display (See 995801), Resolved in v31.0a2
  • unresolved Slow shut downs lead to 'Firefox is already running' warning (see 966469 and 985655)


To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu at the upper left of the browser window, 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.


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