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Firefox Flaw Re-Rated as High Severity

Jan 31, 2008, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Withers)

"A Firefox security flaw originally judged to be of low severity has been upgraded to high, but a fix is on its way.

"The issue concerns so-called 'flat' add-ons that store their components in multiple files instead of using a single .jar file. A flaw in the way the program handles the chrome protocol means a maliciously crafted web page is able to traverse directories in order to read data from known locations..."

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