Not really an Avant bug, Firefox 16 has a huge security hole

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Not really an Avant bug, Firefox 16 has a huge security hole

Post by mbrazil » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:24 am

10-10-2012

Firefox 16.0 (in Avant Ultimate builds 183 and 186) has a significant security vulnerability that forced Mozilla to remove it from their website and stop pushing it to users. Here is what Mozilla had to say about it:

"Mozilla is aware of a security vulnerability in the current release version of Firefox (version 16). We are actively working on a fix and plan to ship updates tomorrow. Firefox version 15 is unaffected.

The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters. At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild.

Firefox 16 has been temporarily removed from the current installer page and users will automatically be upgraded to the new version as soon as it becomes available."


10-11-2012

Firefox 16.0.1 has been released by Mozilla. This release eliminates the security vulnerability in Firefox 16.0.

The Firefox engine in Avant Ultimate builds 183 and 186 is 16.0, which has the vulnerability.

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Re: Not really an Avant bug, Firefox 16 has a huge security

Post by mbrazil » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:51 am

BTW, the description for the file at http://dl.filekicker.com/send/file/1787 ... asetup.exe says it's build 183, but it's actually build 186.

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Re: Not really an Avant bug, Firefox 16 has a huge security

Post by bigC » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:34 pm

AB build 187 has FF 16.0.1 with the fix

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