On January 08, Mozilla released Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox ESR 68.4.1 versions to patch a critical zero-day vulnerability in its browsing software that an undisclosed group of hackers is actively exploiting in the wild.
Without revealing details about the security flaw and any details on the ongoing potential cyberattacks, Mozilla said, “incorrect alias information in IonMonkey JIT compiler for setting array elements could lead to type confusion.”
Mozilla confirmed that it’s aware of targeted attacks exploiting the CVE-2019-17026 zero-day, but it did not disclose details of the attacks.
Severity : Critical
You should immediately update your free and open-source Firefox web browser to the latest version available on Mozilla’s website.
Though Firefox, by default, automatically installs updates when they are available and activate a new version after a restart, you can always do a manual update using the built-in functionality by navigating to Menu > Help > About Mozilla Firefox.