The first corrective version of Firefox 70.0.1, gets to solve the blocking by JavaScript

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Few days ago she was released the new version of Firefox 70, being this new stable branch of the popular web browser which introduced a series of new features to the browser as well as various bug fixes around its previous version.

And now only 11 days of it, the developers of Mozilla released recently through a post the first corrective update for Firefox 70.0.1, which arrives to solve a problem that affects the web browser while the user visits certain web sites.

This problem detected in the browser causes a crash when opening certain pages or loading certain items in a page using JavaScript. The problem manifests itself, even on popular sites like YouTube and Facebook, due to content corruption in the new implementation of LocalStorage (NextGen).

Due to problems in Firefox 70.0.1, a rollback was made to the old LocalStorage implementation (dom.storage.next_gen = false in about: config).

In order to verify the manifestation of the problem on the user's system, the site firefox-storage-test.glitch.me has been prepared.

To solve this problem Mozilla developers They commented that their plan is to disable LocalStorage since they currently believe that this error is a mix of 2 things:

Most common: Cascading QuotaManager storage initialization failures on LocalStorage break.

Less common: Edge cases related to unexpected LSNG corruption not recovering properly. We have at least one report where it appears that the database has 2 zeroed pages resulting in a corruption error at query time but not at database open time.

Corruption is superficially related to hardware, but we have not yet ruled out the possibility of browser shutdown enhancements that leave a database in an inconsistent state.

Other changes include hiding the title in full screen and update OpenH264 Plugin for macOS 10.15 users.

Binary updates browser for different operating systems they are already available.

In addition, compilations of these are now available within some of the major Linux distributions. So the new update of Firefox 70.0.1 will be arriving in the following days to the other Linux distributions.

How to install the new version of Firefox 70.0.1 on Linux?

To be able to update to this new corrective version of the browser and even install if you do not have it, they can do it following the instructions that we share below.

Ubuntu users, Linux Mint or some other derivative of Ubuntu, They can install or update to this new version with the help of the browser's PPA.

This can be added to the system by opening a terminal and executing the following command in it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa -y
sudo apt-get update

Done this now they just have to install with:

sudo apt install firefox

For Arch Linux users and derivatives, just run in a terminal:

sudo pacman -Syu

Or to install the browser, they can do it with the following command:

sudo pacman -S firefox

Now for those who are Fedora users or any other distribution derived from it, just open a terminal and type the following command on it (if you already have a previous version of the browser installed):

sudo dnf update --refresh firefox

Or to install:

sudo dnf install firefox

Finally if they are openSUSE usersThey can rely on community repositories, from which they can add Mozilla's to their system.

This can be done with a terminal and in it by typing:

su -
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/ mozilla
zypper ref

zypper dup –from mozilla

Installing or updating Firefox with the help of the Snap packages

Finally, for distributions that have the support of Snap packages, you can install the browser or update to this new version through this channel.

They just have to open a terminal on their system and type the following command to install or update their browser:

sudo snap install firefox

For, all other Linux distributions can download the binary packages from the following link.  

Another way to update the browser to the latest version is by opening the browser and clicking the question mark in the menu bar.

Here we are going to select "About Firefox" and with it the download and installation of the new version will start automatically.


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