Mozilla releases emergency patch to fix critical zero-day exploit
Mozilla adopted a similar update release cycle to Chrome and it strictly follows the schedule. The company rarely diverts from its update schedule except for emergency releases.
Mozilla recently released an alert to all its users and recommended them to update their browsers as soon as possible. There is a major factor that forced Mozilla to release the alert.
The Firefox browser was hit by a major zero-day exploit and the company is making some counter strategies to deal with it.
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The company says that you should update to Firefox v67.0.3 as soon as possible.
The updated browser provides the necessary protection against the exploit. Mozilla confirmed this is a type confusion exploit.
According to Mozilla, this can lead to an exploitable crash if someone visits a malicious website on the browser.
In the worst case scenario, the exploit enables attackers to access your system and run malicious code. The code will be run from a remote place.
The access will only be restricted to Firefox‘s sandbox but it has the capability to damage your system.
We can not imagine the intensity caused by this attack but it is confirmed that the attacks are still going on.
Your browser will automatically receive the updates with all the necessary bug fixes. Windows users are required to restart their systems in order to completely install the patch.
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