UAB IT is urging the campus community to update the Firefox web browser on their computers after a critical security vulnerability was reported by Mozilla, developer of Firefox. UAB IT is releasing the newest version of Mozilla Firefox to its Desktop Services customers, and IT professionals across campus are encouraged to update their customers’ Firefox browsers.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to update Firefox on their personally owned computers as well.

The vulnerability detected in Firefox could allow for arbitrary code execution. All supported versions of Firefox prior to version 67.0.3 or ESR 60.7.1 are impacted by the vulnerability.