Mozilla Firefox 62.0.2 is out

Mozilla released Firefox 62.0.2 on September 21, 2018 to the Release channel. The new version of the web browser is a minor update that addresses bugs and security issues in Firefox Stable.

The organization released Firefox 62.0 on September 4, 2018, a major version release that included security fixes, bug fixes and new features.

What happened to Firefox 62.0.1? It was an Android only release on September 7, 2018 that fixed a crash on sites with WebGL content.

Firefox 62.0.2

firefox 62.0.2

Firefox 62.0.2 is already available via the web browser's automatic update functionality. Firefox users can select Menu > Help > About Firefox to display the currently installed version and run a check for updates. Firefox should pick up the new version automatically then and download and install it on the local system.

The new version is also available as a direct web installer download or full Firefox offline installer on the Mozilla website as well.

What is new

The official release notes list 11 changes in Firefox 62.0.2 and security fixes next to that. The following issues have been resolved in the new Firefox Stable version:

  • Fixed the issue that bookmarks that were not visited were not displayed as autofill suggestions in the address bar. We talked about the issue here already. It happened for users who never visited a bookmark or cleared the browsing history regularly (which reset visit counts).
  • Fixed a WebGL rendering issue which caused polygon display errors.
  • Unpacked language pack updates don't break the browser anymore.
  • Fixed a fallback option in Firefox when language packs are missing on startup (Avast/AVG deleted language packs which in combination with the bug caused Firefox to show a yellow window with <window id=“main-window“ in red text only.
  • Fixed a profile refresh issue with the stub installer.
  • Make Firefox restore window size and position properly when the browser is restarted on Windows.
  • Make sure that Firefox does not crash when a profile is shared between a current and a newer version of the browser (e.g. Stable and Nightly).
  • When using language packs, make sure that removed search engines are not added again.
  • Fixed a Google Maps issue that caused the rendering to be very slow if lots of pins are added to a map (may also affect other sites with similar functionality).
  • Fixed connections for sites that use a specific cipher. Connections would throw the error SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP
  • Fixed screen share functionality on Mac OS X on multi-monitor systems.

Firefox 62.0.2 fixes a security issue that is rated moderate.

A potentially exploitable crash in TransportSecurityInfo used for SSL can be triggered by data stored in the local cache in the user profile directory

Now You: Did you install Firefox 62.0.2 already?


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