Less than a day after new vulnerabilities were used and disclosed at Pwn2Own and Google and Mozilla have patched their web browsers to lock out the new security flaws.
Michael Coates, Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla had this to say in respect of Firefox -
“We received the technical details on Wednesday evening and within less than 24 hours diagnosed the issue, built a patch, validated the fix and the resulting builds, and deployed the patch to users. Our fast turn around time on this security issue is a reflection of the priority and focus we place on security. Security is more than a side item for us, it’s part of our core principles.”
And Google released a Stable Channel update – 25.0.1364.160 for Windows, Mac and Linux which fixes a flaw discovered in their Chrome browser -
Security fixes and rewards:
Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.
Do I hear an echo….?
Over to you Microsoft…