Firefox 99 is out – no main bugs, however replace anyway! – Bare Safety



The once-every-four-weeks safety replace to Mozilla’s Firefox browser formally arrived right this moment.

The common model of Firefox is now 99.0, whereas the Prolonged Assist Launch, which will get safety fixes with none function updates, is now 91.8.0 ESR.

Add collectively the primary two numbers within the ESR launch triplet and you need to get the identical worth as the primary quantity within the common launch.

(Thus, 91.8 ESR has the function set of Firefox 91.0, plus the identical 8 units of four-weekly safety patches that got here out within the intervening full releases, thus aligning it security-wise with model (91+8).0, i.e. 99.0.)

Happily, as within the April 2022 Google Android replace we simply wrote about that occurred to reach on the identical day, there have been no important safety fixes and no zero-day holes patched.

Particularly, though Mozilla admits that a number of the reminiscence administration bugs that have been fastened in Firefox 99.0 may be exploitable “with sufficient effort”, no working exploits are but identified.

And with no identified exploits in any respect, clearly there aren’t any identified exploits that have been already getting used the Unhealthy Guys, or zero-days as they’re referred to as within the jargon.