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Critical Firefox 0-Day Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser Now!

Critical Firefox 0-Day Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser Now!

January 09, 2020Mohit Kumar
Attention! Are you using Firefox as your web browsing software on your Windows, Linux, or Mac systems? If yes, you should immediately update your free and open-source Firefox web browser to the latest version available on Mozilla's website. Why the urgency? Mozilla earlier today released Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 versions to patch a critical zero-day vulnerability in its browsing software that an undisclosed group of hackers is actively exploiting in the wild. Tracked as ' CVE-2019-17026 ,' the bug is a critical 'type confusion vulnerability' that resides in the IonMonkey just-in-time (JIT) compiler of the Mozilla's JavaScript engine SpiderMonkey. In general, a type confusion vulnerability occurs when the code doesn't verify what objects it is passed to and blindly uses it without checking its type, allowing attackers to crash the application or achieve code execution. Without revealing details about the security flaw and any det
Update Your Firefox Browser to Fix a Critical Remotely Exploitable Flaw

Update Your Firefox Browser to Fix a Critical Remotely Exploitable Flaw

January 31, 2018Mohit Kumar
Mozilla has released an important update for its Firefox web browser to patch a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute malicious code on computers running an affected version of the browser. The update comes just a week after the company rolled out its new Firefox Quantum browser, a.k.a Firefox 58, with some new features like improved graphics engine and performance optimizations and patches for more than 30 vulnerabilities. According to a security advisory published by Cisco, Firefox 58.0.1 addresses an 'arbitrary code execution' flaw that originates due to 'insufficient sanitization' of HTML fragments in chrome-privileged documents (browser UI). Hackers could exploit this vulnerability (CVE-2018-5124) to run arbitrary code on the victim's computer just by tricking them into accessing a link or ' opening a file that submits malicious input to the affected software .' "A successful exploit could allow the attacker t
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