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openSUSE-RU-2018:1312-1: moderate: Recommended update for Mozilla Firefox
openSUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for Mozilla Firefox

Announcement ID: openSUSE-RU-2018:1312-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1092548
Affected Products:
openSUSE Leap 42.3

An update that has one recommended fix can now be installed.


This update provides Mozilla Firefox 60.0 ESR, with the following

- New browser engine with speed improvements
- Redesigned graphical user interface elements
- Unified address and search bar for new installations
- New tab page listing top visited, recently visited and recommended pages
- Support for configuration policies in enterprise deployments via JSON
- Support for Web Authentication, allowing the use of USB tokens for
authentication to web sites

The following changes affect compatibility:

- now exclusively supports extensions built using the WebExtension API
- Unsupported legacy extensions will no longer work in Firefox 60 ESR
- TLS certificates issued by Symantec before June 1st, 2016 are no longer
trusted The "security.pki.distrust_ca_policy" preference can be set to 0
to reinstate trust in those certificates

The following issues affect performance:

- new format for storing private keys, certificates and certificate trust
If the user home or data directory is on a network file system, it is
recommended that users set the following environment variable to avoid
slowdowns: NSS_SDB_USE_CACHE=yes This setting is not recommended for
local, fast file systems.

The following item is specific to the ESR channel of releases:

- Service workers and push notifications remain disabled in Firefox ESR
- The Mozilla Firefox packages in openSUSE Leap 42.3 will continue to
follow the upstream ESR releases.

This update does not contain vulnerability fixes relative to 52.8.0, but
is recommended for all users.

Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended
installation methods
like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE Leap 42.3:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2018-468=1

Package List:

- openSUSE Leap 42.3 (x86_64):



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