Firefox 16 users: Critical security flaw discovered. Roll back to 15.0.1, or use another browser for now.

By on October 12, 2012 3:22:30 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Mozilla’s security chief asked Firefox users not to use Firefox 16 until a critical security flaw introduced in ff16 is fixed.

If you use Firefox, it might have updated silently, so please be aware of the problem, termed “Chemspill”:  https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Planning/2012-10-10

Michael Coates (director of security assistance at Mozilla) said:

“Those who have downloaded Firefox 16 to revert back to Firefox 15.0.1.” The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters. At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild."

Before “reverting”, check your version.

By the way, this includes mobile device versions of Firefox 16.

Source: 

http://www.infopackets.com/news/security/2012/20121012_mozilla_fixes_critical_firefox_flaw.htm

 

*The "fixed" browser is now available. If you haven't configured for auto update and don't have the "fixed" version, go to 

http://www.mozilla.org and download/install it asap.

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October 12, 2012 3:29:54 PM from GUIChamps Forums GUIChamps Forums

Sheesh, I just upgraded and then I see this.  My version is 16.0.1 though, is that the fixed version maybe?

 

Edit:  Looks like the fix was put out today, and I just updated today, so I should be fine.

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October 12, 2012 3:36:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Whatever...

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October 12, 2012 3:47:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Looks like the fix was put out today, and I just updated today, so I should be fine.

Yep... just fixed. 

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October 13, 2012 1:58:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Updated.

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October 14, 2012 10:48:16 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I fixed that problem 3 versions ago, using Firefox 19 lol.

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