Mozilla Re-enables Microsoft Add-on for Firefox
Mozilla opted to block Microsoft's .NET Framework Assistant add-on for users of Mozilla's Firefox browser Oct. 16 due to security concerns. Now, after receiving additional information from Microsoft, the Mozilla re-enables the add-on.Mozilla has backtracked on its move to disable a Microsoft add-on tied to a security vulnerability. After placing the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant on a block list due to concerns about a Microsoft vulnerability (CVE-2529), Mozilla said Oct. 18 it will re-enable the . NET Framework Assistant for Firefox users.
"We received confirmation from Microsoft this evening that the Framework Assistant add-on is not a mechanism for exploiting the vulnerabilities detailed in the earlier post, so we've removed it from the block list," blogged Michael Shaver, vice president of engineering at Mozilla. "As the block list update propagates to clients, the add-on should be re-enabled for users who had it previously enabled."