The latest version of Firefox 67.0.4 has recently been released. Plus, it is now easily available for the Mozilla users. You can download it through the browser’s built-in update mechanism.
What is the reason behind the Firefox 67.0.4 update?
Firefox web users will have to update their browser one more time. It has happened twice in a week where the developers had to update their browser. According to the news, the developers had repaired a dangerous actively-exploited vulnerability which was found in Firefox 67.0.3 earlier on June 19.
Is your Firefox up to date? We've released a few security fixes over the past week, so if you haven't restarted your browser in the past few days, go ahead and check About Firefox to make sure you've got the latest. pic.twitter.com/yoaTOLLVZk
— Firefox 🔥 (@firefox) June 20, 2019
Moreover, Firefox is trying to warn the browser users about a second zero-day vulnerability that attackers have discovered recently. Recently, the developers discovered, if a “sandbox escape” (CVE-2019-11708) is patched with “type confusion” (CVE-2019-11707), that it helps the attacker to perform unsupported code.
— MakeUseOf (@MakeUseOf) June 16, 2019
The attacker somehow convinces them victim into visiting a harmful website. However, the new update keeps such 3rd party processes at bay and prevents them from destroying the operating system of a computer.
The two zero-days used in the same attacks
Recently, the news stated that an unknown hacking group used these two zero-days to damage the Coinbase staff. The employees of the Coinbase would receive emails that would contain certain links to malicious sites.
Update! A fix is being rolled out now.
More details here: https://t.co/3xvV6RX22u
— Firefox 🔥 (@firefox) May 4, 2019
If anyone clicked on the links unknowingly or visited the sites, then the page would download and run an info-stellar without permission on their computer. Moreover, it would collect all their user data and browser passwords. But it could be only possible if the employees used the browser.
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