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    Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates

    Mozilla sent Firefox Version 57.0 to the release channel today. The update includes four (4) security updates, 1 Critical, 1 High, 1 Moderate and 1 Low.

    As of this posting, Firefox ESR remains at version 52.4.0. Update: Firefox ESR version 52.5 has been released.

    With this release, "legacy" add-ons (XUL-based) will no longer function. This update changes the add-ons system to the WebExtensions API. The Mozilla Add-ons portal will list only WebExtensions-compatible add-ons by default. Legacy Extensions are listed separately located under Tools > Add-ons. From there click "Find a Replacement"and check the three pages of available extensions.

    In addition, this update introduces the new Quantum engine (Firefox Quantum) which is replacing parts of parts of the familiar old Gecko engine.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates

    Mozilla sent Firefox Version 57.0.1 to the release channel.

    Mozilla Firefox Release Notes
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates

    Update: The information wasn't available earlier but the update included one critical and two high security updates.

    Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 57.0.1
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates

    Mozilla sent yet another update for Firefox Version 57 to the release channel, Version 57.0.2.

    Fixed
    • Block old versions of G Data Endpoint Security for crashing Firefox on start up - Windows only (bug 1421991)
    • Fix a regression with WebGL and D3D9 - Windows only

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates

    Mozilla has released Firefox Version 57.0.3. Firefox ESR was updated to version 52.5.3.

    Fixed: Fix a crash reporting issue that inadvertently sends background tab crash reports to Mozilla without user opt-in (bug 1427111)

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates

    As many of you realize there are many programs both proprietary and popular that use Internet Explorer or your "default browser" to display the program. Intuit QuickBooks is a good example of this. I had a client whose computer would freeze if running everytime they opened QuickBooks causing them to have to hard restart and then the program worked. After wasting much time cleaning and optimizing the system a light dawned and I realized that the new Firefox 57 was the culprit as this system used Firefox as their default browser and a simple re-step to version 56 and shutting down update caused the problem to end. Of course I don't like staying there forever as security becomes an issue so I reluctantly turned to IE as the default browser for them which they don't like either. My concerns are that IE really does not run properly anymore in Windows 10 obviously the reason for Edge unstated with freez ups often ocurring on many sites in my experience. The good news is this system is on Windows 7 so it is "band aided" for now anyway.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates

    What about using Firefox ESR? It receives security updates.


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    Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates

    You know I tried that when they first ended java and for the life of me I don't remember why I uninstalled it but this would work for that client, thanks.
    I personally use Waterfox because they have vowed to keep up Java and Adobe Flash Player both of which my brokerage site won't run without
    and I could use that as well. I ran Pale Moon for quite a while but finally noticed it is not as quick as Firefox or Waterfox and had freeze problems
    with a few sites I regularly go to.

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    Mozilla Firefox Version 57.0.4 Released to Address "Meltdown" and "Spectre"

    Mozilla sent Firefox Version 57.0.4 to the release channel to address the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" timing attacks. As of this posting, the has not been an update released for Firefox ESR. The update includes one High security update and is discussed in the Mozilla Security Blog at Mitigations landing for new class of timing attack | Mozilla Security Blog.

    Mozilla Firefox Release Notes

    Edit Note: Update from Speculative execution side-channel attack ("Spectre") Mozilla
    SharedArrayBuffer is already disabled in Firefox 52 ESR.
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