Mozilla Firefox 16 Pulled off Due to Security Flaw

October 15, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Firefox’s latest version has got a “serious security flaw”. The browser’s latest update didn’t cover up some of the security doors, and Mozilla has stopped offering it to users now.

The organization’s official blog states that the browser is not fully fledged to be a good browser and that they are looking into the matter. Until they fix the update, Firefox 16 won’t be distributed to users.

But you needn’t get alarmed much, as the issue is only with version 16 and not with version 15. Mozilla has detailed what could happen if users upgrade their browser to Firefox 16.

“The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters.”

Mozilla also said that they have no indication as to whether currently this vulnerability is being exploited or not.

They have removed Firefox 16 temporarily from the installer page. Users will be automatically updated to the new version as soon as it becomes available.

The Android version of Firefox 16 has already received a patch and Mozilla has also created a webpage that would enable users to temporarily downgrade their browser to the previous version, which is version 15.0.1.

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