Mozilla Sniffer Add-on Blocklisted for Security Purposes
Mozilla has blocklisted a malicious plugin that has been submitted on their official website as an add-on since 6th of June, the add-on named Mozilla Sniffer and contains a serious security vulnerability.
According to a blog post the plugin includes a code that intercepts all login data on any website and sends this credential to a remote location. Mozilla security specialists informed that All current users should receive an uninstall notification and invite all users to remove the plugin and change all web authentication credential they are using.
The Plugin code has not been verified as it has been submitted online directly, it was just checked against malware without reviewing the functionality before make it public. While a new method of work will be considered in the future with a purpose to Review Process & Delightful Add-ons.
Currently, 177,000 users have a vulnerable version installed. All users are invited to update the plugin while the vulnerable versions will be blocklisted soon.
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