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Security Update:Mozilla Released Security Updates to Address a Significant Vulnerability in Firefox

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 17:37

Reason

Security Update

Impact

 

Firefox Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
The Mozilla Foundation has released security updates to address various critical and high vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. Mozilla classifies a critical vulnerability when no user interaction beyond normal browsing is required to exploit vulnerabilities.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2015-150 at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-150/.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Firefox 43.0.1 and lower
  • Firefox ESR 38.5.1 and lower

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, Firefox is setup by default to auto update; but if you disabled that function and you need to manually update refer to:



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