Critical Security Vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1
Mozilla released Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 versions to patch a critical zero-day vulnerability in its browser that is being actively exploited in the wild.
The critical 0-Day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-17026, has been discovered in Mozilla Firefox and Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), which could allow for arbitrary code execution.
The vulnerability was categorized as a "type confusion", which is a memory bug where a memory input is initially allocated as one type but gets switched to another type during manipulation, causing unexpected consequences to data processing, including the ability to execute code on a vulnerable system.
- Firefox versions prior to 72.0.1
- Firefox ESR versions prior to 68.4.1
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