gfxgfx
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
gfx gfx
gfx
75481 Posts in 13225 Topics by 2649 Members - Latest Member: SimoSaraMia February 21, 2018, 06:59:57 pm
*
gfx*gfx
gfx
WinMX World :: Forum  |  Discussion  |  WinMx World News  |  Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability
gfx
gfxgfx
 

Author Topic: Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability  (Read 672 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline DaBees-Knees

  • WMW Team
  • *****
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19909106

Quote
           
               The Firefox browser is used by millions worldwide

The latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser has been taken offline after a security vulnerability was discovered.

Users who had upgraded to version 16 were advised to downgrade to the previous safe release until Firefox developers released a fix.

The vulnerability allowed "a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited", Mozilla said.

The non-profit company said that only a "limited number of users are affected".

The download had been taken offline within a day of its initial release, the organisation's UK spokesman said.

He added that no users had been upgraded automatically to the new version.

Automatically upgraded
 
In a blog post, Mozilla's director of security assurance Michael Coates said a fix was being worked on and should be expected on Thursday.

"At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild," he added.

"Firefox 16 has been temporarily removed from the current installer page and users will automatically be upgraded to the new version as soon as it becomes available.

"As a precaution, users can downgrade to version 15.0.1 by following these instructions. Alternatively, users can wait until our patches are issued and automatically applied to address the vulnerability."

Firefox was one of the three leading web browsers, with more than 450 million users worldwide, Mozilla said.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer and relative newcomer Google Chrome are its key competitors.

In recent months, various figures suggested Chrome had overtaken Firefox's market share, pushing the Mozilla Foundation's flagship product into third place in the browser race.

Offline Joshua203

  • MX Hosts
  • *****
  • *****
  • www.DutchaGoGo.com
    • www.DutchaGoGo.com and a few more like WinMX.ComXa.com and WinMX.ExoFire.net
Re: Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 03:58:07 pm »
Update (Oct 11, 2012)
 
•An update to Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux was released at 12pm PT on Oct 11. Users will be automatically updated and new downloads via http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/new/ will receive the updated version (16.0.1).
 
•A fix for the Android version of Firefox was released at 9pm PT on Oct 10.

;)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Edition, CPU Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5 Genuine Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, RAM: 12GB

WebSite: www.DutchaGoGo.com

WinMX World :: Forum  |  Discussion  |  WinMx World News  |  Mozilla Firefox browser upgrade taken offline due to vulnerability
 

gfxgfx
gfx
©2005-2018 WinMXWorld.com. All rights reserved.
SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.027 seconds with 23 queries.
Helios Multi © Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!