Exploit found on Android Firefox app that forces the mobile browser to download and execute a (possibly) malicious app. The exploit could also be leveraged by luring Firefox Android users with social engineering tricks.
This specific Firefox vulnerability is actually cross-platform. In fact, making the malicious code ‘work’ on all platforms is trivial as you only need to get rid of the checks looking for the Windows version.
An Exploit for Mozilla’s Firefox version 17 is making headlines, not simply because it is a zero-day but mainly because it appears to be part of a U.S. government program to uncover the identity of people using the Tor Browser to view child pornography.