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    Mozilla Firefox Version 52.0 Released with Security Updates

    Mozilla sent Firefox Version 52.0 to the release channel today. The update includes six (6) Critical, four (4) High, eleven (11) Moderate updates and six (6) low security updates. Firefox ESR was updated to version 45.8.0.

    Note in particular the removal of support for Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) plugins other than Flash. Silverlight, Java, Acrobat and the like are no longer supported. See Why do Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat and other plugins no longer work? for Mozilla's explanation.

    Additionally, Firefox users on Windows XP (EoL, End of Life, April 8, 2014) and Windows Vista (EoL April 11, 2017) have been migrated to the extended support release (ESR) version of Firefox.

    The next scheduled release is April 18, 2017 (5 week cycle with release for critical fixes as needed).

    Mozilla Firefox Release Notes
    Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 52 Mozilla
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 52.0 Released with Security Updates

    Thanks for the info, especially XP.
    I do have portable ESR running on the off chance I want to take XP on the internet but I wasn't sure if the newest version would work.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 52.0 Released with Security Updates

    Firefox 52.0.1 has been released and include a critical security update.

    See Mozilla Foundation Security Advisoriesa/

    Available via internal updater: Help / About Firefox
    satrow says thanks for this.


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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 52.0 Released with Security Updates

    Note: The Firefox 52.0.1 version update issued by Mozilla was released 22 hours after the security flaw identified as CVE-2017-5428 was illustrated by by Chaitin Security Research Lab in the TrendMicro Pwn2Own 2017 hacking contest. Mozilla was the first vendor to patch a vulnerability discovered during the Pwn2Own.


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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 52.0 Released with Security Updates

    Mozilla sent Firefox Version 52.0.2 to the release channel. The update includes the fixes listed below.
    Fixes:

    • Use Nirmala UI as fallback font for additional Indic languages
    • Fix loading tab icons on session restore
    • Fix a crash on startup on Linux
    • Fix new installs erroneously not prompting to change the default browser setting


    Available via internal updater: Help / About Firefox


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