Thursday, February 01, 2018

Pale Moon Version 27.7.2 Released

Pale Moon
Pale Moon has been updated to Version 27.7.2. This is a security and stability update.

Linux versions will follow shortly.  Details from the Release Notes:

  • Changed the X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff behavior to only check "success" class server responses, for web compatibility reasons.
  • Changed the performance timer resolution once more to a granularity of 1 ms, after evaluating more potential ways of abusing Spectre.
    This takes the most cautious approach possible lacking more information (because apparently NDAs have been signed over this between mainstream players), follows Safari's lead, and should make it not just infeasible but downright impossible to use these timers for nefarious purposes in this context.
  • Improved the debug-only startup cache wrapper to prevent a rare crash.
  • Fixed a crash in the XML parser.
  • Added a check for integer overflow in AesTask::DoCrypto() (CVE-2018-5122) DiD
  • Fixed a potential race condition in the browser cache.
  • Fixed a crash in HTML media elements (CVE-2018-5102)
  • Fixed a crash in XHR using workers.
  • Fixed a crash with some uncommon FTP operations.
  • Fixed a potential race condition in the JAR library.
*DiD This means that the fix is "Defense-in-Depth": It is a fix that does not apply to a (potentially) actively exploitable vulnerability in Pale Moon, but prevents future vulnerabilities caused by the same code, e.g. when surrounding code changes, exposing the problem, or when new attack vectors are discovered. 
       Minimum system Requirements (Windows):
      • Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008 or later
      • Windows Platform Update (Vista/7) strongly recommended
      • A processor with SSE2 instruction 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:


      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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