Firefox 81 offers new browser features and security updates

Firefox 81 offers new browser features and security updates

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 81 that includes new browser features and security fixes for multiple vulnerabilities.

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of impacted systems.

As part of Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2020-42, Firefox 81 patched 6 vulnerabilities, to include 3 High severity vulnerabilities.

The High severity issues patched include:

  • CVE-2020-15673: Memory safety bugs.
  • CVE-2020-15674: Memory safety bugs.
  • CVE-2020-15675: Use-After-Free in WebGL.

Mozilla also noted that the memory safety vulnerabilities could be exploited to run arbitrary code.

In addition, Firefox 81 also includes new features such as:

  • Ability to save, manage, and auto-fill credit card information in Firefox.
  • Ability to pause and play audio or video in Firefox right from your keyboard or headset.
  • Addition of the Alpenglow theme: “a colorful appearance for buttons, menus, and windows.”
  • Addition of AcroForm, to help you “fill in, print, and save supported PDF forms.”

Check out the Firefox website for more details or to download the latest version of Firefox 81.

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