Critical flaw found in Firefox 18.104.22.168
Security research firm Secunia has uncovered a security flaw in the latest version of Firefox (22.214.171.124) that it labels "highly critical." The flaw can reportedly be exploited by malicious users in order to compromise a victim's machine. Secunia describes the flaw as follows:
Secunia says it confirmed the vulnerability's presence in Firefox 126.96.36.199 on Windows XP Service Pack 2, and that "other versions may also be affected." Aside from simply avoiding malicious websites, Secunia CTO Thomas Kristensen tells CNet that system administrators can get around the hole
by un-registering or removing the Firefox URI handler. Neither Kristensen nor CNet provides instructions for that procedure, however.