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Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 14:06:34 -0500
From: "Brian Eaton" <>
To: RSnake <>
Cc: "Amit Klein" <>,,
	"Web Security" <>
Subject: Re: [WEB SECURITY] Universal XSS with PDF files: highly dangerous

Someone (I believe RSnake) pointed out that many browser machines have
PDF files in predictable locations that can be accessed via file://
links.  That lets an attacker gain local javascript execution.  At one
point Firefox had a rule restricting http:// and https:// web pages
from accessing file:// links.  Does that rule still exist, and if so
does it mitigate the risk posed to firefox users?


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