Mozilla has now released Firefox version 118 and with it, the Extended Stable Release channel has also been upgraded to version 115.3. Note that the previously available ESR version 112 is no longer supported. Therefore, if you did use the ESR releases, it is recommended that you upgrade to Firefox version 115 ESR.
Firefox 118 comes with 9 security fixes, 6 of which are deemed of high importance, most of which address out-of-bounds write privileges. It also includes some new features and improvements.
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Mozilla Firefox 118 release summary
- Complete Release Build: 118.0, 115.3 ESR
- Release Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 2023
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Firefox 117.0
New in Firefox 118
Automatic language translation
Although many modern web browsers already have this feature, Firefox is incorporating it just now. Now, Firefox has a built-in translator that will translate web pages from one language into another natively.
It will automatically detect your default language and check if a web page is in the same language or not. If it isn’t, it will pop up a translation window like the one in the image below. From there, simply confirm the languages and click Translate.
Once you click the Translate button, the web page will reload into your preferred language.
Other features and improvements
Some other improvements and inclusions have also been made to Firefox 118:
- Web Audio in Firefox now uses the FDLIBM math library on all systems to improve anonymity with Fingerprint Protection.
- The visibility of fonts to websites has been restricted to system fonts and language pack fonts to mitigate font fingerprinting in Private Browsing windows.
- Video Effects and background blur are now available to Firefox users on Google Meet.
- Firefox Suggest users (US-only at this time) will now be able to see browser add-on suggestions right in the address bar based on their keywords.
The following 9 vulnerabilities have been addressed in Firefox version 118:
- CVE-2023-5168: Out-of-bounds write in FilterNodeD2D1
- CVE-2023-5169: Out-of-bounds write in PathOps
- CVE-2023-5170: Memory leak from a privileged process
- CVE-2023-5171: Use-after-free in Ion Compiler
- CVE-2023-5172: Memory Corruption in Ion Hints
- CVE-2023-5173: Out-of-bounds write in HTTP Alternate Services
- CVE-2023-5174: Double-free in process spawning on Windows
- CVE-2023-5175: Use-after-free of ImageBitmap during process shutdown
- CVE-2023-5176: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 118, Firefox ESR 115.3, and Thunderbird 115.3
To learn more about each of the 3 Firefox releases, refer to the release notes:
Update to Firefox 118
If you already have Mozilla Firefox installed on your computer, then updating it would be easy. Follow the guide below to update your existing Firefox browser to version 118.0.
Launch Firefox and click on the 3 lines in the top-right corner, then click Help.
Click “About Firefox.”
You will now see a pop-up window that will automatically begin searching for an available update and install it.
Once installed, click “Restart to Update Firefox.”
Verify that the browser has been updated by returning to the “About Firefox” pop-up.
If you do not have Firefox already installed, you can download a fresh setup below.
Download Mozilla Firefox 118
The download links given below are for the English version of Mozilla Firefox version 118.
|Firefox 118||Windows||x64 .EXE|
If you want to download Firefox 118 in another language or platform, click on the link.
Download Mozilla Firefox 115.3 ESR
The download links given below are for the English version of Mozilla Firefox version 115.3 ESR.
|Firefox 115.3 ESR||Windows||x64 .EXE|
|Firefox 115.3 ESR||macOS||DMG|
|Firefox 115.3 ESR||Linux||TAR.BZ2|
If you want to download Firefox 115.3 ESR in another language or platform, click on the link.
Install Firefox 118, 115.3 ESR
The following method is a guide for installing Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer. Installing it on macOS and Linux devices would not be so different.
If you already have Firefox installed on your computer, then installing it again using a downloaded package would automatically upgrade the existing version.
Download the setup file from above and run it.
The installation wizard will now launch.
Select “Standard” installation and then click Next.
Leave the default location and then click “Install/Upgrade.”
The browser will now install.
When completed, click Finish.
Uninstall Mozilla Firefox
If you feel like removing Firefox from your PC, simply follow these steps:
Press the Windows Key + R shortcut to open the Run Command box.
Type in “appwiz.cpl” and then press Enter to open the Programs and Features applet.
Double-click “Mozilla Firefox” to uninstall it.
The uninstallation wizard will now open.
The wizard will now remove Firefox.
When removed, close the wizard by clicking Finish.
Firefox will now be removed from your computer.
Mozilla Firefox Changelog History
|Firefox Version||Release Date||Features|
|Firefox 120||21-Nov-23||New website privacy preferences, ability for Ubuntu users using Firefox Snap to import browser data, ability to import TLS trust anchors, a “Copy Link Without Site Tracking” option.|
|Firefox 119||23-Oct-23||Import extensions from Chrome, edit images in PDF files, more content in Firefox View.|
|Firefox 118||26-Sep-23||Introduces native auto-translate for web pages, the FDLIBM math library is now used for web audio|
|Firefox 117||28-Aug-23||Removed screen-share from Wayland systems, missing anticipated auto-translate|
|Firefox 116||1-Aug-23||Improved PIP with volume control and the ability to edit existing text annotations|
|Firefox 115||4-Jul-23||Last supported version for Windows 7, 8, macOS 10.12, 10.13, and 10.14. Ability to import payment methods from other Chromium browsers. Hardware video decoding ability on Linux.|
|Firefox 113||8-May-23||Improved PIP mode, secure password generator, optimized Windows GPU Sandbox, drag-and-drop files from Outlook, flexible overscroll enabled by default, AVIS animations are supported in AV1 image format files.|
|Firefox 112||11-Apr-23||Reveal password by right-clicking on the password field, Linux users can import browser data from Chromium snap packages, and restore closed tabs by pressing the CTRL + Shift + T shortcut.|
|Firefox 111||14-Mar-23||Windows notifications are now enabled by default, Firefox Relay users can create relay email masks from the Firefox credential manager.|
|Firefox 110||14-Feb-23||GPU Sandboxing, block third-party module injection, import data from Opera, Opera GX, and Vivaldi browsers.|
|Firefox 109||16-Jan-23||Support for Manifest V3 extensions, unified extensions button in the toolbar.|
|Firefox 108||13-Dec-22||Background tab efficiency mode integration for Windows 11, import maps, support to use Shift + Esc shortcut keys to open the Process Manager.|
|Firefox 107||15-Nov-22||Improved performance, Power profiling support on Linux and Mac devices.|
|Firefox 106||17-Oct-22||PDF Annotations, WebRTC improvements, and a welcome screen for initial setup.|
|Firefox 105||20-Sep-22||Performance improvements, retracted 2-finger swipe feature, option to print the current page only.|