Mozilla has announced a security advisory for Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 centered around an actively exploited vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to exploit and abuse unpatched machines, including the ability to execute local code and kill processes. This update comes just days after the release of the last version of Firefox and Firefox ESR.
Mozilla Firefox and Firefox ESR received one CVE fix, rated critical:
- CVE-2019-17026: IonMonkey type confusion with StoreElementHole and FallibleStoreElement
This security vulnerability was detected by Qihoo 360 ATA and can lead to out-of-bounds memory access in languages without memory safety that can lead to exploitation. This vulnerability could be triggered through exploited or malicious web pages that are accessed by the unpatched browser.
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The most effective way to keep Firefox fully secure and up-to-date is to patch now and patch automatically. Applying patches for your operating systems and third party apps as soon as they become available is the best way to prevent an exploit. The new, protected versions of Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 are available now.
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