Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pale Moon 25.5.0 Released with Security Updates

Pale Moon

Pale Moon has been updated to version 25.5 and includes numerous fixes/changes as well as security updates.

Security fixes:
  • Fixes for miscellaneous memory safety hazards (relevant and applicable fixes from CVE-2015-2708 and CVE-2015-2709)
  • DiD (defense-in-depth) fix to prevent potential overflows in CSS restyling
  • Fix for updater hijacking (CVE-2015-2720)
  • Fix to prevent potential disclosure of sensitive information in Android logs (CVE-2015-2714)
  • Fix for a buffer overflow in the XML parser (CVE-2015-2716)
  • Fix for a potentially exploitable crash in DNS handling

A complete list of the fixes, changes and additions is available in the Release Notes. Some of the changes that may be of particular interest to users are as follows:
  • Logjam fix: Refuse DHE keys with less than 1024 key bits
  • Search plugin updates to re-enable Google suggestions and reduce tracking (Squarefractal)
  • Added a preference for always preferring a certain dictionary language.
    To use this, create a new preference spellchecker.dictionary.override (string) and set it to your language code.
  • Updated SQLite to version
  • Changed the after-upgrade page loaded to the release notes instead of the home page (and hoping people actually do take a moment to read them, preventing unnecessary support requests).
  • Reorganized the AppMenu (give equal ease for windowed and tabbed browsing, deprioritize Sync)

    Minimum system Requirements (Windows):
    • Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Server 2008 or later
    • A processor with SSE2 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:
    Other versions:


      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.

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