Mozilla to Issue Firefox Security Fix
The Mozilla Corporation plans to rush out a minor update to Firefox, numbered 188.8.131.52, in order to address a denial-of-service vulnerability in the most recent version of the open source Web browser. The move comes despite the flaw being rated "non-critical" by security firm Secunia.
Exploit code for the vulnerability has been released, prompting Firefox developers to quickly patch the browser -- even though the risk of attack is minimal. The decision will, however, slightly push back the next Firefox update.
"What was previously called 184.108.40.206 will shift to 220.127.116.11. 18.104.22.168 will ship on a schedule slightly offset from the original 22.214.171.124 schedule to accommodate the new release in the middle," developers said on Thursday.
"The new 126.96.36.199 release is happening off of a mini-branch from 188.8.131.52 so no action is required to back out patches or stop landing patches for the next release."
The DoS problem affects the latest Firefox 184.108.40.206 build, which was released earlier this month to correct a slew of security-related flaws.