Firefox 95.0.1 fixes Microsoft.com connection issues and other bugs
Mozilla plans to release a minor update for the stable version of its web browser today. Firefox 95.0.1 is a bugfix release that will resolve several issues in the browser, including an issue connecting to multiple Microsoft domains.
The connection problem was posted on Bugzilla, Mozilla’s bug tracking site five days ago. The reporter received an error message, MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_OCSP_RESPONSE_FOR_CERT_MISSING, while trying to open a page on the Docs subdomain of the main Microsoft website.
The page, listing AMD processors supported by Windows 11, returned an error message and not the actual content. Firefox displays a Secure Connection Failed error page with the aforementioned error message.
Several users reported issues on other subdomains, including https://msdn.microsoft.com/, https://go.microsoft.com/, and https://support.microsoft.com/.
The problem seems to come and go sporadically, but the scheduled Firefox update will fix it for all stable web browser users.
Firefox 95.0.1 fixes three additional bugs. The first concerns only the Linux version of Firefox. It fixes a WebRender crash on “some Linux / X11 systems” according to Mozilla. The Bugzilla report suggests that the crashes “have increased a bit in the last month” and that the crash puts the whole browser down, not just a single process.
The following publish fixes a crash on Windows devices, especially when shutting down. According to Mozilla, the volume of crashes was unusually high, and represented about a quarter of the top 50 crash signatures reported to Mozilla during this period.
The volume increased from 500-1000 / day to several thousand per day around October 26. We heard there was a Windows update at this time. However, there are crashes on win7 / 8/10 and 11. The single most common signature for this issue has had 16,000 crashes in the last 7 days, and about 1/4 of the 50 most frequent crash signatures. originate from this problem, including # 2.
the final problem is again limited to Firefox running on Linux devices. It fixes a website contrast issue that some users encountered when Dark Mode was enabled at the OS level.
Firefox 95.0.1 will be released later today for all desktop operating systems supported by Mozilla. Users can open Menu> Help> About Firefox to run a manual check for updates after the update is officially released to update Firefox as soon as possible.