Mozilla on Thursday announced the rollout of version 57.0.4 for Release channel users on desktop and mobile. The update features security fixes to resolve recent security flaws, namely, the Meltdown and Spectre .
In a release note, Firefox has announced the availability of version 57.0.4 of its browser on desktop platforms including Windows, macOS, and Linux; apart from Android. The highlights of this update are security fixes for Meltdown and Spectre .Carrying build number NMJ88C and weighing 66.2MB, the update not only brings the new security patch, but it also comes with fixes for the two vulnerabilities that device manufacturers are rushing to patch before they are exploited.
Apple also recently announced that all Mac and iOS devices had been affected by Meltdown and Spectre, and to resolve the latter bug, will be issuing a fix for Safari in the coming days. However, no such update has been issued by Mozilla for Firefox for iOS.As per some reports Firefox has released the version 57.0.4 on desktop platforms including Windows, Linux and macOS. You can grab the Android version from the Play Store below, or from APKMirror. Mozilla has not yet announced when it will release the updated version for Android users. Firefox maker says it has provided a temporary fix to make more hard.
“In the longer term, we have started experimenting with techniques to remove the information leak closer to the source, instead of just hiding the leak by disabling timers,” said Mozilla in a blog postregarding prevention against like Meltdown and Spectre.Researchers say that can use the two flaws to read data from a computer’s kernel memory (Meltdown), but also data handled by other apps (Spectre).
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