Mozilla released Firefox 67.0.4 on June 20, 2019, to fix a second actively exploited zero-day vulnerability reportedly used against Coinbase employees. Firefox is a free web browser application developed by the Mozilla Foundation. It installs on desktop and laptop computers running Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems. Mobile Firefox versions exist for both Android and iOS devices. We recommend updating your Firefox installation as soon as possible.
According to Mozilla Security Advisory 2019-19, Coinbase Security reported the vulnerability (CVE-2019-11708), which Mozilla described as:
Insufficient vetting of parameters passed with the Prompt:Open IPC message between child and parent processes can result in the non-sandboxed parent process opening web content chosen by a compromised child process. When combined with additional vulnerabilities this could result in executing arbitrary code on the user’s computer.
Firefox is known for private browsing, tracking protection, and faster page loading. With Private Browsing, the browser blocks online trackers and clears your search and browsing history when you’re done. Built-in tracking protection blocks third-party content that tracks you as you surf the web. The performance benefit of tracking protection is up to 44% faster page load times.
Firefox is highly customizable with thousands of extensions, themes, and a drag-and-drop toolbar. With a Firefox account, users have the option to sync settings, passwords, and bookmarks across all of their devices. Multi-account containers are unique to Firefox so users can separate their personal, work and shopping browsing without the need to log out of accounts or switch browsers. With up to 30% less memory usage than Chrome, Firefox is fast — very fast.
References for June 20, 2019, release of Firefox 67.0.4
- See What’s New: Firefox 67.0.4 Release Notes
- Firefox Latest Security Advisories
- US-CERT: Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox
- Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum
- Download Firefox 67.0.4 (Firefox Quantum)
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