Easy Fix Available. Upgrade on the Way.
Mozilla released information about the glitch in their security blog early in the week. They described the error by stating, “the vulnerability can be exploited by an attacker who tricks a victim into viewing a malicious Web page containing the exploit code.”
Thankfully, there are fixes that you as a user can implement in order to plug the hole until Firefox releases the repair patch, expected sometime soon.
One option for remediating the flaw is to follow instructions from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). This fix advises changing the about:config interface to disable the TraceMonkey system, which is the gateway for the error.
Firefox won’t let the problem persist for very long. Already, Firefox engineers are busily working around the clock to fix the issues, iron out the wrinkles, and release a new version once they’ve finished testing it. Users will then be able to download the fix, and be on their way to faster, and more secure browsinghopefully.