Firefox Issues New Security Update

Friday, June 8, 2018 @ 03:06 PM gHale

Mozilla released Firefox 60.0.2, the second point release of the Firefox 60 “Quantum” web browser series.

The version has an updated Network Security Services (NSS) component.

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Releasing three weeks after Firefox 60.0.1, this version updates the NSS component, a set of libraries for supporting cross-platform development of security-enabled server and client apps, to version 3.36.4 from 3.36.1 used in the previous release.

NSS 3.36.4 comes with a fix for a crash related to authentication tokens like WebAuthn or PK11 on Apple’s macOS platform, and a fix for an SSL_RX_MALFORMED_SERVER_HELLO error that might occur on some systems when attempting to connect to a server that was recently upgraded to Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.3.

Another change in the browser is for a critical security vulnerability reported by Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero. It’s a heap buffer overflow affecting the Skia library, which could lead to a potentially exploitable crash. The issue occurred when rasterizing paths with a maliciously crafted SVG file and with anti-aliasing disabled.

Firefox 60.0.2 also boosts font rendering on Mac OS X 10.11 and earlier systems when using third-party font managers and adds the missing nodes in the Inspector panel found in the developer tools.



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