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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning about potential security flaws in the Firefox browser recently discovered. Accordingly, CISA encourages all Firefox users to update their browsers as soon as possible to protect themselves from any possible attacks.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) constantly monitors and evaluates vulnerabilities that could pose a significant risk to IT systems. The organization can also issue warnings binding on certain US agencies, meaning they have to make corrections by the deadline. The organization is hopeful that these warnings will help agencies comply with regulations and improve performance. However, these alerts can also be a helpful guide for any other company or organization, as they highlight and help prioritize the most critical security tasks.
Mozilla Firefox users are being warned to change their passwords after CISA discovered a critical vulnerability.
CISA is urging Firefox users to change their passwords immediately due to a critical vulnerability discovered. Affected agencies are being given until 21 March to update security. There are two latest vulnerabilities in Firefox – CVE-2022-26485 and CVE-2022-26486. CVE-2022-26485 allows unauthorized remote code execution, while CVE-2022-26486 allows sandbox-based protection to be bypassed. Together, they can lead to the compromise of the systems concerned. Therefore, security analysts must be aware of the potential risks and take steps to mitigate them.
The increased risk of vulnerabilities is due, in part, to the fact that the code needed to exploit them is already available on the internet. This makes it easier for malicious actors to identify and take advantage of these flaws. Mitigation strategies should be implemented as soon as possible to help reduce the chances of exploitation. And Mozilla has indicated that it is aware of attacks that have already exploited the two vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities can be fixed by installing the following Firefox releases: Firefox 97.0.2, Firefox ESR 91.6.1, and Firefox for Android 97.3.0