Critical security flaw in Firefox

Ruben Fields
June 20, 2019

It is now unclear whether the same exploit can be used to target users of other browsers, though it may be wise to assume that Firefox clones, such as Waterfox and Pale Moon, may vulnerable. Mozilla has just released a security advisory warning of a severe vulnerability affecting nearly all versions.

The latest version comes with an emergency patch that addresses a zero-day flaw that is Firefox says is now being exploited to no end by unscrupulous characters.

The Mozilla team has released earlier today version 67.0.3 of the Firefox browser to address a critical vulnerability that is now being abused in the wild. Alternatively, you can download a new copy from here.

When the download is complete, click Restart to update Firefox. ZDnet's Catalin Cimpanu has some insights on the security issue.

"This can allow for an exploitable crash", they added.

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A critical Firefox zero-day remote code execution vulnerability is being abused in targeted attacks in the wild, Mozilla has warned on Tuesday.

This week, Mozilla released Firefox 76.0.3 to fix a critical vulnerability discovered by Google Project Zero.

Mozilla is aware of targeted attacks that exploit the issue but did not provide specifics.

Given the latter's reporting, we could speculate that the attacks in the wild may have been aimed at cryptocurrency users, with hackers going after their digital wallets. It is strongly advised that all Tor users install this update as soon as possible.

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