Categories: Apps

Firefox 54 Update Download Available with Bug Fixes and New Improvements

Firefox was the one of the first free open-source and modern browsers that enhanced the browsing experience. It was first released on September 23, 2002, by Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation, since then it extended from Windows to macOS, Linux, Android and in late 2015 to iOS but without too much success. For a long period of time it was very adored by users and had an immense success but in the last period of time, maybe because of all the competitors, Mozilla seems to have lost interest in protecting its users.

In the last update for Firefox, Mozilla has fixed 32 bugs from at least one deemed critical, according to the new security advisory. Security researcher Nils found the vulnerability CVE-2017-5472 within Firefox during tree reconstruction while regenerating a CSS layout.

Also, the update fixes three very dangerous vulnerabilities: CVE-2017-7749, CVE-2017-7750 and CVE-2017-7751. First vulnerability occurs when using an incorrect URL while the reloading a docshell. The second one appears during control operations. And the third vulnerability happens with viewers and listeners. Every one of the third ones can lead to a crash that can be exploited.

Another bug that had been patched is CVE-2017-7759 affected only Firefox user on Android. Mozilla says that ‘intent URLs given to Firefox from Android are used to navigate HTTP or HTTPS URLs to local files. This allows the reading of information by violating same-origin policy’.

Excepting the security fixes Mozilla also tries to win back some users from Safari and Chrome by releasing in the new Firefox 54 some fanfare content. Mozilla Firefox also has a new design that will attract more and more fans.

Also in the hope of reducing the memory demands and increasing the performance the browser now splits in different processes when runs content on multiple tabs.

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Elena Iordache

Recent Posts

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Users are Now Able to Try the One UI beta

Samsung is still putting the finishing touches on One UI.  The new interface is based on Android Pie and it…

20 hours ago

How will iOS 13 Influence the Future of Apple’s Devices

At the beginning of iPad and iPhone’s life, iOS 6 was considered all the operating system that these devices would…

21 hours ago

Google Pixel 4 New Augmented Reality Features and Improvements

This year will be a great one because every mobile company is working on their own version of “the best…

2 days ago

Most Efficient Android Emulators for Windows that No Money can Buy

A lot of Android users have computers powered by Windows 10. These people know how difficult it is to enjoy…

3 days ago

Top Games That You Must Give A Chance In 2019

Games have always been a nice break from out tumultuous lives. Nowadays we can experience high-quality games on both our…

3 days ago

OnePlus 7 Leaked Image: What Should We Expect?

The internet rumor machine is always hard at work. A mysterious image appeared during the weekend, capturing what seemed to…

4 days ago