Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : netscape (MDKSA-2001:038)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability exists in versions of Netscape prior to 4.77 that
allow a remote web server that the user is accessing to obtain
information about the client using Netscape's internal 'about:'
protocol. Other internal protocols can be accessed this way, such as
the 'about:global' protocol which will display the browser history, or
the 'about:config' protocol which will display the browser
configuration. These problems are directly related to JavaScript
processing embedded commands in GIF files which Netscape does not
properly escape, and can be negated by disabling JavaScript in
Netscape. However it is recommended that all users upgrade to version

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61911 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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