The Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation, created the free and open-source web browser known as Mozilla Firefox, or just Firefox. It
displays web pages using the Gecko rendering engine, which incorporates up-to-date and future web standards. Under the code name Quantum, Firefox
started implementing new technology in 2017 to support parallelism and a more user-friendly UI. Windows 7 and later versions, macOS, and Linux all support
Firefox. Indian authorities have issued a serious caution to people who use Mozilla Firefox to explore the internet. According to the most recent update,
Mozilla products include a number of security flaws that have been found, according to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
CERT-In emphasized that these flaws might be used by hackers to not only get beyond security measures but also to carry out spoofing attacks, run arbitrary
code, and steal sensitive information without the users’ knowledge.
World Health Organization users who use Mozilla Firefox to browse the internet have received a serious warning from the government.
Prior to the most recent Firefox 98 upgrade, all versions of Mozilla Firefox are wedged.
Upgrade your Firefox browser right now if you haven’t in a very, very long time.
The World Health Organization users who use Mozilla Firefox to browse the internet have received a strong warning from the government of an Asian nation.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) stated that numerous security flaws have been found in Mozilla products in the most recent upgrade.
According to CERT-In, hackers may use these flaws to not only get beyond security measures but also launch spoofing attacks, run arbitrary code, and steal sensitive data without the users’ knowledge.
Warning for Mozilla Firefox Users
All Mozilla Firefox versions up through the most recent Firefox 98 update were found to be affected by these security flaws, according to the security agency.
Additionally, Mozilla Firefox Spirit versions before 91.7 and Mozilla Firefox ESR versions prior to 91.7 also have the same security flaws.
Use-after-free in-text reflows and thread termination, a time-of-check time-of-use bug when verifying add-on signatures, a mistake when controlling the
contents of an iframe sandboxed with allow-popups but not allow-scripts, memory safety bugs among the browser engine, the downloading of temporary files
to /tmp and making them accessible to other native users, side-channel attacks on the text and browser window
CERT provides more information on how hackers might use the security holes.
“A remote attacker might exploit these vulnerabilities by persuading a victim to go to a specially designed link or computing device,” the politician who made
the aforementioned statement said. Unchecked usage of those flaws might enable a remote attacker to get around security measures, launch spoofing attacks,
run arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, and launch denial-of-service attacks on the targeted system.
Affected users are urged to update their Mozilla Firefox immediately to version 90.8, 91.7 for Firefox ESR, and 91.7 for Spirit.
How to Update the Mozilla Firefox Browser
First, select the menu option from the Firefox toolbar’s appropriate side.
The next step is to select the assistance option.
Next, select the Firefox option that applies.
In case an update is available, Firefox can then check for it and automatically download it.
Select Restart to update Firefox after the transfer is finished.
Therefore, if it has been a very long time since you upgraded your Firefox browser, please do it right now.
So, if you haven’t upgraded your Firefox browser in a very very long time, do therefore forthwith.