Firefox 92 Browser for Linux Released Download and Install

Firefox 92 Browser for Linux Released Download and Install

Firefox 92 Browser for Linux Released Download and Install, Mozilla Firefox 92 is a free, cross-platform browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation with the help of hundreds of contributors. The foundation’s intent is to develop a lightweight, secure, intuitive, and highly extensible browser. Wikipedia

Firefox 92 on linux

Firefox 92

Firefox 92.0, first offered to launch channel users on September 7, 2021

We’d like to extend a special thanks to all the new Mozillians who contributed to this Firefox release!

News:

  • More secure connections: Firefox can now automatically upgrade to HTTPS using HTTPS RR as Alt-Svc headers.
  • Full gamut color levels are now supported for video playback on many systems.
  • Mac users can now access macOS sharing options from the Firefox File menu.
  • Support for images containing ICC v4 profiles is enabled on macOS.

Fixes:

  • Firefox’s performance with screen readers and other accessibility tools is no longer seriously degraded if Mozilla Thunderbird is installed or upgraded after Firefox.
  • macOS VoiceOver now correctly reports buttons and links marked as ‘expanded’ using the expanded aria attribute.
  • An open alert on one tab no longer causes performance issues on other tabs using the same process.

Check the table below for all security fixes.

Security Vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 92 Announced September 7, 2021 Impact high Products Firefox Fixed in Firefox 92 #CVE-2021-29993: Handling custom intents could lead to crashes and UI spoofs Reporter Amy Burnett working with Include Security Impact high Description Firefox for Android allowed navigations through the intent:// protocol, which could be used to cause crashes and UI spoofs. This bug only affects Firefox for Android. Other operating systems are unaffected. References Bug 1712242, 1708767, 1712240, 1708544, 1729259 #CVE-2021-38491: Mixed-Content-Blocking was unable to check opaque origins Reporter Jonathan Kingston Impact moderate Description Mixed-content checks were unable to analyze opaque origins which led to some mixed content being loaded. References Bug 1551886 #CVE-2021-38492: Navigating to `mk:` URL scheme could load Internet Explorer Reporter James Lee Impact moderate Description When delegating navigations to the operating system, Firefox would accept the mk scheme which might allow attackers to launch pages and execute scripts in Internet Explorer in unprivileged mode. This bug only affects Firefox for Windows. Other operating systems are unaffected. References Bug 1721107 #CVE-2021-38493: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 92, Firefox ESR 78.14 and Firefox ESR 91.1 Reporter Mozilla developers and community Impact high Description Mozilla developers Gabriele Svelto and Tyson Smith reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 91 and Firefox ESR 78.13. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. References Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 92, Firefox ESR 78.14 and Firefox ESR 91.1 #CVE-2021-38494: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 92 Reporter Mozilla developers and community Impact high Description Mozilla developers Christian Holler and Lars T Hansen reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 91. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. References Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 92

Changes:

  • Bookmarks toolbar menus in macOS now follow Firefox visual styles.
  • Certificate error pages have been redesigned for a better user experience.
  • Continuing work to restructure Firefox’s JavaScript memory management for more performance and less memory use.

Source

Linux Mint 20.3 distribution design changes

Firefox 92 Install in Linux

It is advisable that you wait for the arrival in your repositories, but if you want to manually install Firefox 92 follow the steps.

Installation will be done using Firefox from Mozilla servers and installed in the /opt directory.

Open the terminal and the commands in sequence.

Enter the working directory.

cd / opt

Use the command below to download the latest version of Firefox, choose your platform and language.


Firefox i686 ( 32 bits ) PT_BR

sudo wget -O firefox.tar.bz2 "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest&os=linux&lang=lang=pt-BR"

Firefox i686 ( 32 bits ) EN_US

sudo wget -O firefox.tar.bz2 "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest&os=linux&lang=en-US"

Firefox amd64 ( 64 bits ) PT_BR

sudo wget -O firefox.tar.bz2 "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest&os=linux64&lang=pt-BR"

Firefox amd64 ( 64 bits ) EN_US

sudo wget -O firefox.tar.bz2 "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest&os=linux64&lang=en-US"

Unzip the download file.

sudo tar -jxvf /opt/firefox.tar.bz2

Let’s create the shortcut in the menu, give the command below in the terminal.

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/Firefox.desktop

Copy the lines below in red into the open file, save and close.


[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Firefox
Comment=Browse the World Wide Web
GenericName=Web Browser
X-GNOME-FullName=Firefox Web Browser
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox %u
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=/opt/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default48.png
Categories = Network; WebBrowser;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;application/rss+xml;application/rdf+xml;image/gif;image/jpeg;image/png;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;
StartupWMClass=Firefox
StartupNotify=true

Save by pressing CTRL + x press and enter to close.

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