After just one day after the release of Firefox 16, Mozilla developers urgently recalled browser, temporarily removing it from the site and from an automatic update system.
As reported in Mozilla, after the release of the sixteenth version of vulnerability was found that the company intends to close “as soon as possible.” Also in Mozilla said that while developers have no information about the vulnerabilities that hackers use to break into the target systems.
“The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters”, – said Michael Coates, director of security Mozilla.
According to him, a revised version of Firefox will be available on Thursday evening, but if you experience any difficulties, the update will be pushed back a few days. In the meantime, the company recommends using Firefox 15.0.1. The company said that the fifteenth version of the browser is not affected by this problem.
Coates said that the company has not yet had time to put Firefox in the recommended 16 automatic updates, so most users will not have time to switch to Firefox 16, and continues to work with the previous release. For these cases, the new version will be available only when Firefox 16 will be released once and get rid of the vulnerability.