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Windows 7: Mozilla 'temporarily' pulls Firefox 16 to address security flaw

10 Oct 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Mozilla 'temporarily' pulls Firefox 16 to address security flaw

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Just a day after its debut, Firefox 16 has been "temporarily removed" pulled from Mozilla's installer page while it addresses what is apparently a serious security flaw in the browser's latest version.

"The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters," Michael Coates. Mozilla's director of Security Assurance, said on the company's security blog. "At this time we have no indication that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild."


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Mozilla 'temporarily' pulls Firefox 16 to address security flaw | Security & Privacy - CNET News


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10 Oct 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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One day after the release of Firefox 16, Mozilla said it has "temporarily removed" the latest version of its browser because of a security flaw that the company is trying to fix as quickly as possible. The unusual precaution suggests the flaw is a serious one, but there are no reports of it being exploited.
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11 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the update Shawn.
That's why I always install each new FF version in its own folder. They share the same profile so I can test the new version for any conflicts and still use the older version if needed. Back using 15.0.1 until FF 16 is fixed. I can now just open FF 16 and check for updates.

Jim
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11 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
"Rush the new versions out" policy

Great I just updated yesterday (I thought that they'd break something).

They should abandon this stupid "Rush the new versions out" policy.
Since they introduced it, almost every update has had to be updated (within a few days) to fix some stuff up.

If they want to outdo Chrome, just release a version called "Firefox 100".
Problem solved.
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11 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Thank you, Shawn.

Not updating yet. Perhaps this is a sign of how popular FF is.

Or (more likely) that the FF team are pushing out versions and u/g's too hastly, as lehnerus says.
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11 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Mozilla should keep their rapid release plan, but only increasing the digit after the version number. Firefox 16 should be called Firefox 4.16 since there is very little change in the UI from version 4. Mozilla should just change the version number when there is a radical change in its appearance.
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11 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

FF has released 16.0.1 and is available through FF update.

Jim
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11 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

They sure came back with a fix real fast.

Hope it's good.
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11 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you want to keep the installer - you can d/l FF16.01 direct:

https://download.mozilla.org/?produc...amp;lang=en-US
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12 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They should've used this opportunity and gone for Firefox 17. Larger version number is always better after all!
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