Posted on: 08:38 AM IST Aug 08, 2015
New Delhi: A major security flaw has been discovered in Mozilla’s Firefox web browser that could potentially compromise users’ sensitive files and upload them to servers in Ukraine.
A Firefox user found an advertisement on a news site in Russia which was serving the Firefox exploit.
The particular ad in question was looking for develop focused files on a users’ system. It affects both Windows and Linux users, but Mac users are not targeted by this particular exploit. The bug could potentially change passwords and keys in the developer focused files. Those who use ad-blocking software and special filters might have been protected too.
The company has issued a patch for the vulnerability and all Firefox users are suggested to update to Firefox 39.0.3. The fix has also been shipped in Firefox ESR 38.1.1.