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Firefox issues emergency patch for a zero day flaw already being exploited in the wild

By Humza
Jun 19, 2019
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  1. Users running Mozilla's Firefox browser are strongly advised to update to its latest version 67.0.3, recently released by the Mozilla team to address a zero-day vulnerability that's currently being abused in the wild.

    In its security advisory, the company states the bug's impact as critical. "A type confusion vulnerability can occur when manipulating JavaScript objects due to issues in Array.pop," Mozilla describes it in the post. "This can allow for an exploitable crash. We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw."

    The bug find is credited to security researcher Samuel Groß of Google Project Zero and the Coinbase Security team. It's assumed that the vulnerability is being exploited to attack cryptocurrency owners, considering where the bug report originated from. Hype around cryptocurrency has risen these past few days, with Facebook officially announcing its own entry this week.

    Updating Firefox is pretty straightforward. You can download the latest version here, though the browser is set to automatically update by default.

    You can also check manually by typing "Update" in the search bar and press the "Restart to update Firefox" button or use the Menu bar at the top and go to Help > About Firefox to trigger an update.

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  2. ckm88

    ckm88 TS Addict Posts: 180   +129

    Great. Just great. I just patched too.
     

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