Update your browser to Firefox 88.0.1 if you were having problems with protected content

Firefox 88.0.1

Mozilla usually does well with their releases. There are few occasions when they release maintenance updates, and the version that releases three in a month is rare. The version released in April 2020 it will not be one of those that stays in the zero-point version, since a few moments ago they launched Firefox 88.0.1 with news that may not seem important to many users, but there is some for those who buy video content online.

Specifically, Firefox 88.0.1 has arrived to fix four bugs, and the one that seems the most prominent is the first one they mention: a patch that solves a problem caused by a recent update of the Widevine plugin which prevented purchased video content from playing properly. Below you have the complete list of news.

What's new in Firefox 88.0.1

  • Resolved an issue caused by a recent update to the Widevine plugin that prevented some purchased video content from playing correctly.
  • Fixed corruption of videos played on Twitter or WebRTC calls on some Intel Graphic Gen6 chipsets.
  • Fixed the list of menus in the preferences that could not be read for users with the high contrast mode activated.
  • Various stability and security fixes.

Between the security bugs fixed, highlights the one that affects the desktop version of the browser, and its description reads «When Web Render components were destroyed, a race condition could have caused undefined behavior, and we assume that with enough effort it could have been usable to execute arbitrary code«. They have also fixed an Android security flaw where a malicious web page could have forced a Firefox for Android user to execute an attacker-controlled JavaScript in the context of another domain, leading to a Cross-Site vulnerability. Universal Scripting.

Firefox 88.0.1 available it has only been around for a few moments, so it will still take hours or days to reach most Linux distributions. Those who want to use their binaries can download them from their official website.

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