Mozilla to Issue Firefox Security Fix
The Mozilla Corporation plans to rush out a minor update to Firefox, numbered 18.104.22.168, 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 22.214.171.124 will shift to 126.96.36.199. 188.8.131.52 will ship on a schedule slightly offset from the original 184.108.40.206 schedule to accommodate the new release in the middle," developers said on Thursday.
"The new 220.127.116.11 release is happening off of a mini-branch from 18.104.22.168 so no action is required to back out patches or stop landing patches for the next release."
The DoS problem affects the latest Firefox 22.214.171.124 build, which was released earlier this month to correct a slew of security-related flaws.