Mozilla on Wednesday put a temporary stop to its Firefox 16- the latest version after noticing some susceptibility in its security. The problem, which revolves around its latest version of the browser, allows an attacker to view a user’s browsing history.
As soon as the threat was detected, Mozilla removed Firefox 16 from the current Firefox installer page.
In its blog post, Mozilla promised a patched version soon to all those who upgraded.
Version 15.0.1 was up-to-date and unaffected by the bug.
On clearing its stance, Mozilla said it is “actively working on a fix” and plans to ship an update anytime soon.
According to Mozilla, “The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters.”
Firefox 16 was launched on Monday. The focus of update was on new developer tools, including a developer command line.
For mobile devices, Firefox for Android came out with Reader Mode, for easy viewing, reading and sharing of articles and stories from mobile phone or tablet.
However, Mozilla has already rolled out a fix for the Firefox 16 bug, which users can download from their site via mozilla.org/firefox/new