A bug has been detected in the Firefox 3.0 browser only five hours after its launch.
The unspecified bug allegedly allows hackers to execute remote codes, making it a critical flaw, security firm Tipping Point reported.
Tipping Point has already informed Mozilla about the bug and it is expected to be tackled soon by the security vendor.
The vulnerability of the browser was reportedly submitted to Tipping Point through its Zero Day Initiative program, which financialy rewards fault finders.
Mozilla has minimized the threat on its security blog, saying "There is no public exploit, the details are private, and so the current risk to users is minimal."
The news has hardly affected the demand for the software, as the download count hit an estimated eight million mark the first day it was launched.