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JavaScript security bug in Netscape Communicator (4.5, 4.07, 3.04)

Oct 30, 1998, 12:35 (8 Talkback[s])

"There is a new bug in Netscape Communicator 4.5, 4.07, 3.04 for Windows 95 (probably others) which allows reading the user's cache (including the info in GET forms.) Reading directories' contents is also possible. This information may be sent to an arbitrary host.
This page shows that this also works on Unix. It will show you the files in /etc.
Workaround: Disable Javascript. "

Demonstration and information (The Demo only works if you have JavaScript enabled)