Rarely does this long go by without Mozilla updating your web browser. It probably had something to do with the fact that no major security flaws were found in the previous version but, more than a month and a half later, Mozilla has released Firefox 68.0.2. This is the second maintenance release in this series and comes primarily to fix bugs. And yes, they have also used the occasion to correct a security flaw.
In the News list We only found a new function, although it is also marked as a "bug": Firefox 68.0.2 wins support for some font types when opening a page locally. From what it seems, the previous versions of the fox browser showed some documents with some specific fonts such as plain text, something that has changed in this version.
What's New in Firefox 68.0.2
- Fixed a bug that caused some special characters to be cut off from the search end terms when searching from the URL bar.
- Allows fonts to be loaded via URLs file: // when opening a page locally.
- When printing emails from the Outlook web app, it will no longer print only the header and footer.
- Fixed a bug that caused some images to not be displayed when reloading, including those from Google Maps.
- Fixed a bug when launching external applications configured as URI handlers.
- Fixed security bug CVE-2019-11733 that allowed passwords saved in saved logins to be copied without using the master password: «When a master password has been set, its use is required before we can access the saved passwords in the saved logins dialog. It was discovered that locally stored passwords could be copied to the clipboard from the "copy password" context menu without first entering the master password, allowing potential theft of stored passwords.«.
Firefox 68.0.2 is now available for download from the official website for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Many Linux users use the version that is available in the official repositories of our distribution and we will still have to wait a few hours / days for the update to appear.