Internet Security Alert 8/28/2012: Firefox Browser Critical Security Updates

Mozilla Firefox Reports Multiple Critical Security Updates in Versions Prior to v 15.0

Important Internet Security Alert!

On August 28, 2012, Mozilla announced the popular Firefox browser contains multiple vulnerabilities that, among other things, can allow cross-site scripting, access to your computer without your knowledge, and exposure of sensitive information.

Specifically, the updates address the following issues:

  • Memory corruption with bitmap format images with negative height – Critical Security Risk
  • Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:15.0/ rv:10.0.7) – Critical Security Risk
  • Web console eval capable of executing chrome-privileged code – High Security Risk
  • Incorrect site SSL certificate data display – High Security Risk
  • Graphite 2 memory corruption – High Security Risk
You can see the entire list here.

You are strongly advised to update to the latest stable version of Firefox immediately.

To check your Firefox version, click here¬†or, in your Firefox browser click “Help” and “About Firefox” then “Check for Updates” (on a PC). If you’re on a Mac, click “Firefox” then “About Firefox.”

Follow the on-screen instructions to update to the latest stable version (currently v15.0).


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