A vulnerability affecting Firefox versions previous to 18.104.22.168 is caused by the "-chrome" parameter allowing remote attackers to run code with the current user's privileges. When exploited, the remote attacker can install malware, steal data, or simply corrupt the user's system.
The solution is to update to Firefox version 22.214.171.124. There is also a workaround: use the NoScript add-on with Firefox.
Posted by Kitch Spicer on September 19, 2007, in Handlers Log.