Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mozilla Firefox 25.0 Released


Mozilla sent Firefox Version 25.0 to the release channel.  The update is a stability and feature update with five (5) critical three (3) high and two (3) moderate security updates.

Fixed in Firefox 25

  • MFSA 2013-102 Use-after-free in HTML document templates
  • MFSA 2013-101 Memory corruption in workers
  • MFSA 2013-100 Miscellaneous use-after-free issues found through ASAN fuzzing
  • MFSA 2013-99 Security bypass of PDF.js checks using iframes
  • MFSA 2013-98 Use-after-free when updating offline cache
  • MFSA 2013-97 Writing to cycle collected object during image decoding
  • MFSA 2013-96 Improperly initialized memory and overflows in some JavaScript functions
  • MFSA 2013-95 Access violation with XSLT and uninitialized data
  • MFSA 2013-94 Spoofing addressbar though SELECT element
  • MFSA 2013-93 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:25.0 / rv:24.1 / rv:17.0.10)

One "new" feature that I do not like is that the "find bar" is no longer shared between tabs.  As a result, if searching for text on multiple tabs, it is necessary to open it on each tab.  As a result, it is necessary to open the find bar manually when searching multiple tabs.

The keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F opens the find bar.  Another option is to install an extension that enhances search options. There are two extensions that I am aware of that include the search all tabs function along with additional functionality:

 What’s New

  • NEW -- Web Audio support
  • NEW -- The find bar is no longer shared between tabs
  • CHANGED -- If away from Firefox for months, you now will be offered the option to migrate another browser's history and settings
  • CHANGED -- Resetting Firefox no longer clears your browsing session
  • DEVELOPER -- CSS3 background-attachment:local support to control background scrolling
  • DEVELOPER -- Many new ES6 functions implemented
  • HTML5 -- iframe document content can now be specified inline
  • FIXED -- Blank or missing page thumbnails when opening a new tab
  • FIXED -- 24.0: Security fixes can be found here


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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