Pale Moon 20.3




Pale Moon 20.3

Pale Moon logo (75 pix) Version 20.3 of Pale Moon is released. The Web browser uses the source code of Mozilla Firefox, but is optimized for modern hardware. The Windows version of Mozilla Firefox is been developed with the greatest possible compatibility in mind. Due concessions to older hardware, the browser is not as fast as he could be, according Pale Moon-maker Moonchild Productions.

Pale Moon is functionally almost identical to Mozilla Firefox, but does not support older processors. Also omitted some things, including “Accessibility features’ and ‘Parental Controls’. The result is a browser that would sometimes up to 25 per cent better performance . There is also a 64-bit version of the browser is available. More information about the program can here be found.

The download of Pale Moon is in English only, but using this language file and a small adjustment , the program can also be used in Dutch. The program uses its own profile folder, and does not share this with Firefox, making it possible for the two to be used side by side. In this release, the following changes and improvements:


A change to how tab histories are cached to improvesleep the overall memory footprint and make browsing smoother, Especially when using a large number of tabs with extensive active use.
A change to the networking pipelining backend to use a more aggressive fallback if there are issues with pipelined requests, to minimize delays when loading pages and preventable timeouts.
Update of the compiler to Visual Studio 2012 Update 3, to fix a few compiler issues.
Removed the double entry for smooth scrolling selection in preferences (leaving just the one in the scrolling tab)


(CVE-2013-No 1704) ASAN heap-use-after-free in nsINode :: GetParentNode
(CVE-2013-1708) Non-null crash at nsCString :: Charat
(CVE-2013-1712) Code injection through internal updater
(CVE-2013-1713) Install Trigger can use the wrong principal when validating URI loads
(CVE-2013-1714) is Cross Domain Policy override using WebWorkers
Fix for crash Updater
Fix for XSS vulnerability / URI spoofing
Fix for newly Allocated WebGL array buffers (preventDefault the use of uninitialized memory)
Several fixes for the SSL crypto library ( CVE-2013-1705 and others)
Fix for do_QueryFrame support
x64: Fix for error Yarr
Update to the installer’s 7zsfx module to preventable dll hijacking

Portable version:

Important note for updating the portable version: it’s recommended you make a fresh install of the portable and copy over your user profile to the new install with this update. Do not use the internal updater. Remember to check your user.ini if ​​you have created one or changed. Ini entries, and re-implement your changes in the pale moon 20.3-portable.ini (do not just copy it over!)

Fix for safe browsing
Enabled the XUL cache to improvesleep startup times

The following downloads are available:
* 32bit version
* 64bit version
* portable version


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