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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 53.0 to the release channel today. The update includes a massive 35 security updates identified as eight (8) Critical, sixteen (16) High, seven (7) Moderate updates and four (4) low security updates.  Firefox ESR was updated to version 45.9.0.

The next scheduled release is June 13, 2017 (5 week cycle with release for critical fixes as needed).

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Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 53 — Mozilla


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Mozilla Firefox Version 53.0.2 Released
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 05:24:05 PM »
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 53.0.2 to the release channel today.  (No references made to version 53.0.1.)  When checking, I wasn't offered an update to Firefox ESR.

The next scheduled release is June 13, 2017 (5 week cycle with release for critical fixes as needed).

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FF ESR is at v 52.1.1 after checking this morning and updating.

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The 53.0.2 update included a fix for a critical vulnerability that affects Windows users.

So I updated right away.  No problems have been reported with the update in the DSLReports Mozilla forum.

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The Firefox ESR 45 branch is at 45.9.0, no patch needed since the release yesterday, probably indicating that the vulnerability does not exist in this older but still current version.

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FF 53.x is no longer compatible with Lazarus (a very popular add-on)... users will note (sooner or later) that it is being disabled.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lazarus-form-recovery/

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In addition to Lazarus, others of my favorite add-ons are no longer supported by FF, some no longer being developed (e.g., Athena, a canned speech management tool; Back to Top; CoLT, "copy link text").  However, they still work flawlessly with Pale Moon!


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Mozilla Firefox Version 53.0.3 Released
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 02:36:51 PM »
Another Firefox update:  Version 53.0.3 released:  Firefox — Notes (53.0.3) — Mozilla


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FF ESR has an update too, v 52.1.2